APC Governors Move To Rescue Party
Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would converge in Abuja on Thursday.
They are already feeling the impact that accompanied the departure of some aggrieved members of the party.
The agenda of the meeting is to ensure that there would be no ripple effect in the states where most of the lawmakers defected.
The APC controls 24 of the 36 states in the federation, including Ekiti that it recently won.
In the Senate, 14 senators left APC.
11 of the 14 joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), two others joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) while one did not disclosed their new homes.
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In the House of Representatives, 37 lawmakers of the APC left the party, with 32 joining the PDP, and four from Oyo State joining the ADC.
Already, some APC governors led by Abdulaziz Yari and Kashim Shettima had met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.
They cautioned him against moving to the PDP because he would not get what he wants, which is the presidential ticket.
The governors were said to have told and convinced Tambuwal that the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Rabiu Kwankwaso are also joining the multitude of presidential aspirants in the PDP.
They urged him to wait and see the implosion that would soon happen in the PDP ahead of the party’s presidential primaries.
It was gathered that Tambuwal may have agreed to stay in the APC.