The defection woes of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) appear far from being over, as three more governors, an unknown number of ministers and lawmakers are likely to also dump the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A report in today’s edition of Daily Sun “authoritatively” revealed that apart from Benue Governor Samuel Ortom, who defected on Wednesday, “three other governors and some ministers are expected to join the PDP. But they are likely to be joining one after the other, unlike what happened in 2014, when five governors left the PDP at once to join the APC then.”
The report claimed that the next in the line after Ortom is Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
“All things being equal, our governor is expected to return to the PDP by this Sunday,” one of the paper’s sources said.
Apart from Tambuwal, it was further gathered that Kwara State Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed and another from the North-East would join the PDP before the party primary commences, the report said.
“Investigations further revealed that more lawmakers would join the PDP before the party’s primary which begins next month,” Daily Sun reported.
It quoted PDP Spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan as confirming the report, saying that among those currently in talks with it are some serving ministers in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The opposition spokesman, who was reacting to the defection of Benue State governor, noted that more leaders of the APC would dump the ruling party in no distant time,” the report said.
“Just wait. Even ministers in Buhari’s government are making contact with the PDP,” Ologbondiyan reportedly added.