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Two APC governors set to defect to PDP - Metuh

15 September 2014, 13:50

Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party has said two governors of the All Progressives Congress are set to defect from the opposition party to the ruling party.

Apart from the unnamed governors, the ruling party also added that some members of the National Assembly who are members of the APC are also set to defect to the ruling party.

The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated this in a statement he issued in Abuja on Saturday.

Metuh said the expected movement to the PDP was due to ``bad image and anti-democratic stance’’ of APC leaders.

The statement criticised the APC for attempting to deceive Nigerians by issuing fabricated statements in the media on the recent visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Chad.

It noted that the opposition party had presented former Gov. Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno as being in Jonathan’s entourage to Chad, knowing same to be completely false.’’

The PDP spokesman also criticised the APC for "unfounded allegations’’ based on the purported claims made by an Australian, Stephen Davis, on alleged sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.

"We recall the shameful attempt to deceive Nigerians by accusing the PDP-led government of moving operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) to terrorise the people of Osun state.

"In actual fact, the APC governor of Osun formally requested for their deployment ahead of the Aug. 9, governorship election.

"Also the APC, in June, issued a statement wherein it alleged that a plane carrying Kano Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso to attend its rally in Ekiti was denied landing permission in Akure.

"Kwankwaso’s Director of Press Affairs later announced that the governor was at another event in Kano and had no plans to travel to Ekiti state.’’

The PDP spokesman chronicled the personal attacks on  Tom Ikimi, former Gov Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano, his Sokoto counterpart, Attahiru Bafarawa and a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.

Also read : Ikimi dumps APC

The statement accused APC leaders of working against the national interest and  "making themselves a laughing stock in the eyes of international community.’’

It recalled that the leadership of the opposition party visited the British House of Commons recently and were reported to have "concocted stories’’ detrimental to the country`s image.

"This despicable trait must be dropped and should not transcend to fabricating destructive lies capable of tarnishing the image of our own dear nation”, the statement stressed.

-    NAN

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