There are strong indications that stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party have developed anxiety over rumours that the All Progressives Congress is making frantic effort to woo Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and his Cross River State counterpart, Governor Ben Ayade.

Reports have it that Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, who doubles as the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, is responsible for the planned defection alongside Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

A reliable source disclosed that the APC is also targeting Governor Ifeanyi Uguwanyi of Enugu State but he seems unwillingly to abandon his party.

The source added, “Uguwanyi has been targeted but he is proving stubborn. Our aim is to ensure that we have at least three South-East states out of the five ahead of the 2023 elections. If we cannot get Ugwuanyi, we will ensure that we win the Anambra governorship election which comes up later in the year.”

Similarly, the leadership of the APC in Zamfara has embraced Governor Matawalle following Senator Ahmed Yerima’s declaration that Matawalle would decamp to the APC.

A PDP chieftain said, “Matawalle became governor through a Supreme Court ruling. Zamfara State is still very much APC and Matawalle is seeking a second term in office. He has been able to establish a good relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has raised the alarm over the defection of some unscrupulous persons to the APC.

Despite not mentioning their names, the minister branded them as killers.


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