Top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are reportedly considering defection to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) following former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s loss at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
The allegation was first alleged by the Governor of Rivers State, Bar. Nyesom Wike, Wike claimed that some top members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are visiting the President at night, “only God knows what they go there for,” he said.
The allegations has cause serious disagreement with the members of the party and has prompted members of Board of Trustees of the PDP to travel to Dubai on Saturday, September 14, 2019, to hold a meeting tagged ‘‘strategic consultation’’ with Atiku.
Gov. Wike was the first member of the opposition party to send a congratulatory message to the President on his victory at tribunal despite his party’s rejection of the court’s verdict.
While explaining why he congratulated the President, he said,
“Many PDP governors go to see him in his house in the night. I have never gone and I will not go. I won’t go.
“We are the only state that the Federal Government refused to pay us our money used to execute federal projects because I don’t go to see him in the night and I won’t go”.
Reports says members of PDP are currently on a trip to United Arab Emirate to visit their Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who has been in Dubai for quite some time now.
The PDP’s Board of Trustee Chairman, Sen. Walid Jubrin has confirmed their mission to Dubai, saying, “Yes. The PDP BoT members will travel on Saturday to Dubai to see our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as part of our strategic consultation. The consultation is going to be nation-wide. He is the first person we will meet for the consultation.”
He further said, “the BoT will meet on Thursday to deliberate and decide on Ayu’s committee report which was set up to investigate Hon. Elumelu’s emergence as the Minority Leader of the Federal House of Representatives.
Information Drillers gathers that Gov. Wike’s allegations is the main purpose of PDP members plan to defect to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).