Following one or two recent cases of defections, speculations making the rounds seem to suggest that two governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are allegedly planning to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Punch reports that a source close to the APC disclosed that both the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade and Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, were in talks with the chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State
According to sources close to the APC, even the governor of Enugu State, Uguanyi was also in the eyes of the opposition as they are currently liaising with him to join the APC, although he has declined the offers so far.
The close source who spoke to the Punch said:
Uguwanyi has been targeted but he is proving stubborn. Our aim is to ensure that we have at least three southeast states out of the five ahead of the 2023 elections.
If we cannot get Ugwuanyi, we will ensure that we win the Anambra governorship election which comes up later in the year.
It will be recalled that Governor Ben Ayade, who has recently been in bad blood with his leader and former governor of the state, Liyel Imoke, has also been reportedly making some moves to jump camp to the APC.
At this point, defections will no longer be an alien event in the political arena as some major defections have been hitting the PDP in recent times.
The recent defection of some big wigs from PDP to the APC indicates that the polity is steaming up to the presidential election, come 2023.