Victorson Agbenson FRCN
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have expressed worry over what they called an attempt to foist a one-party state on the nation.
The PDP governors under the aegis of the PDP Governors Forum who stated this against the backdrop of the recent defection of the Zamfara State governor, Alhaji Bello Mattawalle from PDP to the APC however maintained that they would continue to resist such attempts.
In a statement, the Director General of the Forum, Mr. CID Maduabum said the trend constitutes a clear danger to Nigeria’s democracy.
Mr Maduabum emphasized that a robust democracy is one that accommodates a virile opposition.
He stressed the need for citizens to be allowed at all times to express their political preferences through free and fair elections.
The PDP governors urged well-meaning Nigerian patriots to make their impact on the political landscape to reposition the country.
Apart from Governor Mattawalle’s defection, the PDP had also lost governors Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Professor Ben Ayade of Cross River to APC within the last seven months.