Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said some serving governors on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bello, who is rumoured to be interested in the 2023 presidential election, said on Thursday after a meeting with the party’s Strategy and Contact Committee at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Standing in for the Chairman of the Contact and Strategy Committee – Governor Abubakar Badaru – at the meeting, Bello said in the coming weeks, more governors of the PDP will be defecting to the APC.
“You know, I have a committee that is called Mobilisation of Youths, Women and People Living with Disabilities. We have been mobilising them to join our party. As much as we are mobilising youths, women and people living with disabilities, we are equally mobilising members of other political parties, including governors,” he said.
“Remember, there are others that are youthful and those that are youthful at hearts. So, we are bringing them into the party. You will see them in numbers. I told you that it is only one last governor that will be the last one to join our party and you know everybody is coming into the party because this is where things are happening and this is the party that is moving the country forward. That is why you see us strong and we are waxing stronger and moving forward in unison.”