At least seven governors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose names kept secret, are in private meeting with the leaders of All Progressive Congress, APC, on Monday, March 9.
Speaking at the APC Rally in Mile 2 area of Lagos, Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha claimed that no fewer that seven governors from the Peoples Democratic Party are in Lagos and ready to discuss with the APC leadership the possibility of promoting General Muhammadu Buhari as the next president of the country.
“General Muhammadu Buhari’s (GMB) victory has been sealed and delivered. Today (Monday) about seven governors who are not APC are coming to hold meeting with us privately. There is fear in the country. And the fear was that they know that GMB is a good man and he will win. And they know that once INEC announces GMB as the winner of the presidential election, all the bad people who are embezzling the country’s fund will leave the country at night.
The fear of Buhari is the beginning of stoppage of corruption. Do you know that before in this country, Nigerians do urinate on the road? But when Buhari assumed power in 1983, it all stopped. And he also stopped corruption. The day Fashola Rochas Okorocha and other governors came together PDP died in Nigeria. We scheduled the burial of the party for February 14th but they postponed the burial to March 28.
We are waiting patiently to bury the party forever. But let me tell you that you can change the date of burial but you cannot change the burial. It must take place. May the soul of PDP rest in peace. The worst thing that can happen to any nation is to have a bad government. And the worst thing that can happen to any family is to have a bad father. Today, it is obvious that PDP is a bad government. And we thank God that we came together to change the bad government.
And the change we came together for has started. I am in Lagos for one man, and that is for Ambode. He is a good man. And he will not deceive you. He has a caring heart. He loves everyone. All tribes in Lagos will be safe in his hands. And this is one man that can start and continue what Fashola started. Lagos today has improved and he is handing over the mantle of leadership to a man that will continue the geometric progression that has been witnessed in Lagos,” he said.
Governor Babatunde Fashola who also attended the event expressed his support for Akinwunmi Ambode, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, by asking Lagosians to vote for him, adding that his administration had greatly improved the facilities in FESTAC and Amuwo Odofin Local Government.
Besides, he urged Lagosians not to sell their Permanent Voters Card, as PVCs are a real means to remove a bad government. In his turn, Ambode promised to complete the Light Rail project and the expansion of Mile 2-Badagry Expressway that had been started by Fashola. The National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, strongly citicized the present government for religious, ethnic delineation, unemployment, corruption, insecurity and asked for change.