‘APC expecting more defecting governors from PDP’

Plateau State Governor and Chairman Northern Governors Forum (NGF), Simon Lalong has disclosed that the All Progressives Congress APC is preparing ground to receive more defecting governors from the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Lalong noted that he was part of those who formed the PDP, but regretted that it was a mistake then, adding that APC is the best Party which has redeemed the citizens.

The Governor Stated this on Saturday while flagging off LG Election Campaigns and the presentation of party flags to the 17 LG chairmanship candidates in Shendam ahead of the 9th October election in the State.

He said: “Some people were making noise that APC is a dead Party, but as far as we are concerned we have not seen any governor, senator or House Reps member jumping from APC to PDP, but rather many governors, senators, Reps members and even former ministers are coming into APC now”.

He disclosed that the APC is busy preparing ground and space for more PDP governors, senators and Reps members to defect to the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Lalong while flagging off the campaigns said the opposition PDP thought his administration was joking when the State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) announced that it would conduct the LG elections.

“Some people think we will not conduct the LG Elections, but I have said it that by the grace of God and in the Spirit of APC in Nigeria, we will conduct the election and win in all the LG by God’s grace”.

Earlier the Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Idris Ahmed Wase and the Acting APC Chairman in the State Hon. Enoch Fanman all admitted that Plateau State is a purely APC state, saying the Governor has performed creditably  well with giant developmental strides.