The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has claimed that nine more opposition Governors would cross over to the All Progressives Congress (APC), also insisted that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, might be the last person from the present crop of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to join.
Bello stated this on Thursday, while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
According to him, he had predicted 10 governors will join the ruling party and Ebonyi State Governor was the first of them.
“I did say there are 10 governors from the opposition parties that would join APC.
“We have seen one. One that is equal to ten; He has joined us. Nine to go,” Bello said.
Earlier in the day, Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reiterated their commitment and loyalty to the party.
The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, said: “All 15 of us are here present.
“We are individually committed to good governance in our various states to in order to make our party strong.”
Globalgistng recalls that Umahi had on Tuesday announced his defection to the APC at a news conference in Abakaliki, ending months of speculations.
The governor said his defection was to protest against the injustice meted to the southeast by the PDP, the party he had supported since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999.
According to Bello, “Umahi is with us, others are coming.
“Other governors are already knocking. They are on their way. We will be unveiling them one after the other.
“Wike might be the last to join the All Progressives Congress. Others are lining up.”