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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Finally, G-7 Governors Join Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC)


The crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may have finally reached a climax with the G-7 governors resolving to join the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). This comes barely 24 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan chose to postpone a planned meeting with the governors which was seen as a make or break meeting.
Five of the seven  governors today met at the Kano State lodge in Abuja to finalize the decision to breakaway from the ruling party early today.
A source told LEADERSHIP that the governors reached this decision in a meeting held last night at the Kano State governors’ lodge in Abuja. The meeting ended at about 12.30am. Also Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state confirmed the merger to Saharareporters.
But LEADERSHIP gathered that one of the seven governors, Sule Lamido of Jigawa State may be having great difficulty in making up his mind while the remaining six governors have decided to take a leap of faith and join the APC.
The six governors that have made up their mind to join the APC are Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Muazu Aliyu (Niger), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) and Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers).
The development may also have a far reaching effect on members of the ruling PDP in the National Assembly and state assemblies with a large number of the lawmakers expected to pitch tent with their governors.


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