GOVERNORS under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors’ forum, on Wednesday, April 1, paid a solidarity visit to President Goodluck Jonathan. The governors led by its chairman Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state, said the PDP would still retains its number of seats as governors after the April 11, governorship elections.
He said their party would pursue all legal means to address any legal concerns they have regarding the outcome of the presidential election. “We as governors came to assure him (the President) that we are going back as field commanders to hold our states and that come April 11, PDP will still maintain its lead across Nigeria. Everybody knows that the only party that is national in nature and is on ground is the PDP.
“So we are not going to be undaunted by what has happened. The party has already indicated that it will explore all legal means in order to ensure redress. So, we are also proud of the party and we want to congratulate all our voters and all PDP faithful across Nigeria for their peaceful disposition. This is the only party that has not carried stick to break somebody’s windscreen after election. Because of the sacrificial stand of the President, our faithful are not on the streets, breaking APC windscreens and vehicles. If it were to be the other way round, you know what would have happened today. That is where Nigerians must judge: we want peace, stability and unity,” he said.
The other governors in attendance were Emmanuel Uduaghan, Delta; Ibrahim Dankwambo, Gombe; Ramalan Yero, Kaduna; Lyel Imoke, Cross River; Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa; Sullivan Chime, Enugu; Jonah Jang, Plateau; Martin Elechi, Eboyi; and Idris Wada, Kogi.
— Apr. 13, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT