No governor is leaving PDP for APC -Suswam

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The Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has countered the Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso’s statement that more governors would leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Speaking to journalists after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the state house on Tuesday, Mr. Suswam said Mr. Kwankwaso made the statement because the APC had realised that it had no capacity to face the PDP in the coming elections.

Mr. Suswam said it was unfortunate that members of the APC had shown that they had no confidence in themselves.

“So, (APC) keep speculating that PDP is going to join them. That shows clearly that APC is not a party for Nigerians to go to. If I am sure of myself, I won’t be calling for additional troops from the enemy camp to come,” Mr. Suswam said.

He reiterated that the move would not happen.

“We are going to defeat them roundly in all the elections. They are scared and so, they are trying to convince Nigerians the PDP is going to add to them. Nobody person from PDP, not even a councillor is going to join APC,” he said.

The Ondo State Governor, Segun Mimiko, who was also at the meeting, declared that, going by the signs on ground, the APC would not retain Lagos State and the other South West states it controlled after the 2015 elections.

The Governor, who only recently returned to the PDP from the Labour Party (LP), said the PDP was making in-roads into the South West. He cited Ekiti and Ondo States, which he said were now completely within the PDP fold.

“I’m thinking now that with the configuration on the ground, apart from Osun that is already won by APC, I think it will be difficult for APC to hold on to any state in the South West,” Mr. Mimiko said.


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  • Issei

    Who cares,but one thing is certain PDP will loose 2015 elections.

    • Femi

      Let them continue to deceive themselves, Jonathan is not coming back to Asorock in 2015

    • bugwu

      Stop this social media rabbling PDP is the party to beat come 2015

  • dave

    All what the Nigerian politicians want is power,they do not care about the common man.There is a conspiracy by the elites against the people.

  • Abate Dokpu

    Suswam, your 7 years plus rule in Benue is a monumental failure. APC wil definitely win Benue if Kwankwaso is pitched against your, clueless, lethargic, and inept Jonathan who is like you in every material particular. Even you may defect to APC when you see the writing on the wall. You know you are only grandstanding. As for the serial defector called Mimic O, continue t olive in your world of dreams. The only reason that PDP has a chance in Ondo state is because of the rigging in the Ijaw riverine area and the stature of men like Wole Oke in their domains. The good thing is that your entrance to the PDP will only help to scatter them. Ondo state is too close to call. As for the other states in the West, dream on. An Iroko turned to a shrub.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    But Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso urgently needs that attention of a psychiatrist !!!

    • Abate Dokpu

      But your madness is clearly manifesting. Aro and Uselu combined cannot help you. Pity.

    • simon tor gideon

      It is this Your Suswam that needs psychiatric attention.Kwankwaso knows what he is saying.He is not a governor who has not paid civil servants and pensioners their salaries and pensions for 5 months running while collecting huge revenue allocations from federation account like Suswam .Kwankwaso is not a governor who who leaves his state and stays at a presidential suite at Hilton hotels Abuja at the expense of his state while the state has a prestigeous governors lodge as Suswam usually does.So better ask a psychiatrist to examine Suswam `s head

    • bugwu

      Yes Noise making does not win Election in Nigeria. PDP still remains the True National Party and the Grand masters of politics are there

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  • Psalm Baba

    Dave you are right, both APC and PDP are against the poor masses and dont have anything to offer, nigerians are left to choose between two devils, dont be surprised if they choose the devil they know as against the devil they dont know, putting blind partisanship, ethnicity and religion aside, to be objective as things stand now APC

  • adegbola

    Suswan is dreaming, he is still leaving in a fools paradise because everyone who has been following the political happening in Nigeria knows that those still remaining in pdp are there because they are afraid of being arrase by with EFCC

    • bugwu

      Stop this castigation APC does not have Agenda

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