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PDP: Makinde, Wike, others beg Matawalle not to join APC

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has been advised not to get intimidated by members of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

TrillerTunes understands that six governors of the Nigeria opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday visited Zamfara to persuade the state governor to remain committed to the party.

The governors, including Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Darius Ishaku of Taraba, Umar Fintiri of Adamawa and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, were in Government House Gusau where they spent several hours with Matawalle who is said to have concluded arrangements to defect to the Nigeria ruling party.

Speaking during the visit, Governor Wike expressed surprise about why members of the APC members wanted Matawalle to join their party after intimidating him on several occasions.

He said: “I can’t understand why a party which declared Zamfara a no-fly zone is coming to woo the governor,”

Wike urged Matawalle not to lose sleep because of insecurity, adding that the situation has been in existence even before the governor took over the affairs of the state. He added; “The insecurity problem started before you became the governor, so, nobody can come and use insecurity to intimidate you.”

The PDP chieftain described the N50m donated by the APC to the victims of the fire incident as a Greek gift, urging Matawalle not to receive the opposition again. In his reaction to the visit, Matawalle expressed happiness with the PDP governors, describing their visit as timely following the Gusau market incident.

He said he was almost abandoned by the PDP governors, lamenting that, “a crying child abandoned by his mother is likely to take food from a street beggar.” Matawalle noted how close he was to Governor Aminu Tambuwal with whom he has a long history dating back to their times at the House of Representatives.

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