After months of equivocation, members of the G7 Governors and their political associates have finally defected to the opposition All Progressive Congress.
The defecting governors said that their action was borne out of their interest to rescue Nigeria from imminent collapse.
The governors, at the meeting they had with the leadership of the APC in Abuja on Tuesday, said their decision was aimed at rescuing the country. A former Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, announced the decision after the meeting, which was held at Kano Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
Among the governors at the meeting were that of Rivers (Rotimi Amaechi), Kano(Rabiu Kwankwanso), Adamawa(Murtala Nyako), Kwara(Badulfatah Ahmed) and Niger(Dr. Babangida Aliyu).
The governors of Jigawa and Sokoto states, Sule Lamido and Aliyu Wamakko respectively were absent.
Baraje said the governors were part of the decision.
Some leaders of the APC like its Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande; a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and a former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), were in attendance..