Months after the commencement of the face-off with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 7 aggrieved Governors who constituted the main force behind the splinter group that later became known as the New PDP have decamped. The Governors finally made the move to align with the All Peoples Congress on Tuesday after all efforts aimed at reconciling them with the PDP failed.
Street Journal gathered that the decision to decamp was finally arrived at during a meeting attended by the Governors on Tuesday morning at the Kano State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja. It will be recalled that the leadership of the APC, during a visit to Port Harcourt appealed to Governor Rotimi Amaechi to join the party.
Not too long after, the President stated that he had given up on the Governors.
A statement that confirmed the Governors’ move was read by the National Chairman of the New PDP, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, after talks between the group and leaders of the APC. The statement was signed by the National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande and Baraje.
It was contained in the statement that “a meeting of the leadership of APC and the New PDP was held this morning at the residence of the Kano State Governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in Abuja.
After exhaustive deliberations, the two parties agreed to merge in order to rescue our fledgling democracy.”