What Okorocha said about Saraki, Tambuwal’s defection

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors' Forum,
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has assured that no governor
will defect from the party anymore.

The governor gave the assurance at the end of a closed-door meeting
between President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors at the
presidential villa, Wednesday night.

NAN reports that Okorocha, who briefed State House correspondents on
the outcome of the meeting, said they deliberated on the defections of
two of their colleagues.

"Two of our colleagues left our party. This is politics, it is
unfortunate that they have to go.

"We have 22 states, 53 senators now. Nobody is leaving the party
anymore. Those who have left, we are aware that they will leave long

"President Buhari means well and he is willing to fight corruption and
you all know if you are fighting corruption, it will fight back.

"This is what's happening,'' he said.

The APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiohmole, who also spoke on the
outcome of the meeting, said the governors were on a solidarity visit
to President Buhari.

The governors that attended the meeting included Gov. Abubakar Badaru
of Jigawa, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state and Gov. Yahaya Bello
of Kogi.

Others were Gov. Jubril Bindow of Adamawa, Gov. Kashim Shettima of
Borno, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo

Also at the meeting were Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, Gov.
Simon Lalong of Plateau, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo,Gov. Abdullahi
Ganduje of Kano state and Niger State Governor, Sani Bello.

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, Gov. Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa,
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Osun Deputy Governor, Grace
Laoye-Tomori were also in attendance.

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