Amaechi, Six Other Governors Denies Link with New Party, VOP
The alleged link of six Governors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP seeking to register a new political party called Voice of the People, VOP have been denied by the Governors as they reiterated their loyalty to the PDP.
Governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu (Niger) and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) are mentioned as the promoters of the new party which is coming on the heels of irreconcilable differences with the national leadership of the PDP on one the hand and President Goodluck Jonathan on the other.
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and another unnamed governor, it was learnt, might also key into the idea of the new party.
Speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, the chief of staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Hon Tony Okocha said: “That Governor Amaechi and five other governors are planning to float a political party? They must be soothsayers to know what the governors are planning. Why don’t they allow it to play out and see whether it is true?
“People just sit down and begin to speculate. Look, nothing good comes out from the man who hates you. So, there is nothing to say there other than to say that it is in their imaginations.”
Also responding to the allegation, Chief press secretary to Governor Nyako, Ahmed Sajoh, said he is not aware of such moves.
“Well, I am hearing of VOP from you for the first time; as far as I am concerned, Governor Murtala Nyako remains a member of the PDP”, Sajoh said on telephone.
Governor Kwankwaso’s chief press secretary, Aliyu Baba Dantiye, in his response said: “He (Kwankwaso) is still a member of PDP”.
His Niger State counterpart, Danladi Ndayako’s response was not different: “My boss is a member of the PDP,” he said.
The Jigawa State governor’s chief press secretary, Umar Kyari, also responded saying: “Governor Lamido remains a committed member of the PDP.”
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