Governors elected under the canopy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said the ruling party represents the new face of democracy in the country.
The Governors said over the years, the APC, which has attracted people of like minds and identical ideology from the opposition parties, has grown into a a vibrant and solid institution, where the dreams and aspirations of not just party faithful, but the entire Nigeria can be realised.
This was contained in a statement titled “The Progressive Reinforcement Continues…Welcoming Hon. Bello Muhammad Matawalle to the APC”, signed by the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Chairman, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State in Abuja.
Abubakar said “APC represents the future of Nigerian democracy which can be reduced to consultations, negotiations and winning agreements”.
Still elaborating on the ruling APC, the statement read, “Our manifesto will continue to produce landmark that will alleviate the development of the country on political, social and economic sector”.
According to the Progressive Governors Forum Chairman’s statement, the “APC is the party that will offer him, his people and all Nigerians the executable political platform for aspirations, consultation and negotiations”.
He said “As all hands are on desk with our APC leaders and Hon. Matawalle as our party’s capability is to serve the country based on the interests of all Nigerians through political representation which will be reinforced and strengthened.”
Bagudu further said “we welcome Hon. Matawalle for taking the courageous decision of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Provressives Congress.
It will be recalled that Governor Matawalle formally announced his defection to the APC last Tuesday at a grand rally held at the Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.
All 24 members of the state House of Assembly, the three Senators, six out of seven members of the House of Representatives joined the governor in moving over to the APC.