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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has claimed that more governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are desperate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) because only the ruling party has the magic wand to move the country forward.
Bello made this assertion while speaking after the APC Strategy and Contact Committee meeting at the party’s secretariat on Thursday.
The Kogi governor, boasted that the ruling party is on a mission to ensure that many more PDP governors join the APC as the party prepares to face the 2023 general elections.
Reacting to the speculations that more PDP Governors will join the ruling party, he said: ‘I have a Committee that is called Mobilization of Youths, Women, and People Living with Disabilities, which I am mobilizing to join our party.
He continued; ‘As much as we are mobilizing youths, women, and people living with disabilities, we are equally mobilizing members of other political parties, including Governors.
‘Remember, there are others that 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 who will be the last one to join our party.
‘You can see that 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 while you see us strong and we are waxing stronger and moving forward in unison,’ he boasted.
While commenting on the trust of the committee meeting, Governor Bello, explained: ‘Today’s meeting, I stand in for the Chairman of the Committee (Registration), Governor Mohamed Badaru (Jigawa Governor) because he lost his brother couple of days ago. I think today is the third-day prayer of his dead brother.
‘So, ever since the inaugural meeting of the Committee there have been several engagements by members of the Committee, a national assignment generally as far as the party is concerned but today’s own he could not attend because of the death of his brother.
‘In today’s meeting, we were able to enumerate about 15-17 sub-committees of the committee itself and also read out terms of reference for all the members to peruse through, understand, digest, and come up with more robust engagements in our next meeting basically that is what we did today.
‘There will be periodic reports to the party because it is a standing committee, it’s not an Ad-hoc Committee. Periodically as events unfold the Committee will be meeting at various subcommittees levels and at the steering committee level to be advising and guiding the party through the whole of the activities,’ he noted.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK