Five PDP governors are working for APC — Jibrin
Abdulmumin Jibrin, the member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano state in the House of representatives has alleged that four to five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are working for the All Progress Congress (APC) to win the 2019 presidential elections.
However, Jibrin did not reveal the identify of the governor but described it as a “cross-party arrangement.”
“At the moment, not less than four to five PDP governors are working in a cross-party arrangement to support the APC in the next presidential election.” He said while addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
Events over the past week has shaken the political equation in the country as the ruling APC has lost up to 46 lawmakers and three governors to the PDP.
But Jubrin insist that the Party is “not shaking.”
“If the APC were presenting another candidate other than President Muhammadu Buhari, I would have been a bit jittery about the defections but there is this consensus within the party with Buhari as our presidential candidate,” he said.
“Those people against Buhari in Nigeria are just a group of elites with no electoral value. And so in the next election is going to be between some sections of the elites verses the masses.”
The lawmaker also boasted that President Muhammadu Buhari has the “highest electoral value in the country and in the entire Africa.”
He said: “When people say the economy is going down, I get surprised. What indices are they using to make their judgement?
“The reality of the matter is that the capacity of Buhari setting up a crack team, giving power to the CBN and ministry of finance to battle the economic recession that would have brought Nigeria to ground zero is enough for Buhari to contest the next election.
“That was what former US president Barrack Obama did. He came when there was economic crisis in America and within two years, he was able to bring the country back on board. That was what he used to get re-election.”
In 2013 Jibrin was one of the members of the House of Representatives that led the first set of 37 Legislators that decamped from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the main opposition party, All Progressive Party (APC).