Northern Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of intimidating colleagues to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, stated this after a meeting with his colleagues in Abuja, late on Wednesday.
Recall that the Governors of Ebonyi, Cross River and Zamfara; David Umahi, Ben Ayade and Bello Matawalle respectively, have recently joined the APC from the PDP.
Ishaku asked the federal government to stop intimidating members of the opposition.
He accused the present administration of not doing anything for the North despite controlling political power.
Ishaku said, “All governors of the PDP who have joined the ruling APC in recent times, did so because of intimidation. Most of our members are also being intimidated persistently. We want the intimidation stopped because we are not comfortable with it.
“We all resolved that the APC government has not provided the leadership needed in the North. And so, we the PDP governors in the North are not satisfied with the leadership of the APC government in the North.
”And we are drawing the attention that even though the leadership is in the North, our region is being short-changed. We want that observation to be noted.
“We the PDP governors have also resolved that, on our own, to continue to do our best for our people as we have already been doing in our various states.”
Other Northern PDP governors who attended the meeting are Samuel Ortom (Benue), Aminu Tanbuwal (Sokoto) , Bala Muhammed (Bauchi) and Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa).
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