Contrary to claims by the ruling All Progressive Congress that it is not disturbed by the defection of some his governors and lawmakers, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who doubles as the Chairman of the APC Governors' Forum is singing a new tune.

He said on Thursday that the defection of some governors and members of the All Progressives Congress was painful.

He said this in Daura, Katsina State when he led other APC governors to visit President Muhammadu Buhari to felicitate with him in the spirit of the season.

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“We had wished that none of them, especially the governors, had left the part. We had wished, and it pains us so much,” Okorocha who is also the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum said.

The pain, he explained, is because they had associated and “related together as brothers”.

''All of a sudden, you don’t see one of your own; we feel it,” he added.

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The governor was reacting to the recent defections from the party, particularly those of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State; and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

All three governors had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party within a week, starting with Ortom on July 25, Ahmed on July 31 and Tambuwal on August 1.

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