The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors have called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in the face of present difficulties and challenges in the country.
APC Governors with Buhari and VP Osinbajo
Speaking on Saturday, All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors under the aegis of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), declared that the peoples power are behind President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that Nigerians would resist any attempt to impeach the President as widely reported in the past week from the aggrieved National Assembly lawmakers.
In a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Benin, Edo state capital, on Saturday at the flagging off of the governorship campaign of the candidate of the party in the September 10 governorship election in Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, called on Nigerians to support President Buhari in the face of present difficulties and challenges in the country.
Meanwhile, over two thousand members of the PDP in the state led by a veteran politician and one of the founding fathers of the PDP in the state, Chief Samson Esemuede openly defected to the APC yesterday, declaring their support for the candidate of the party, Obaseki.
According to Vanguard, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the APC, who handed the APC flag over to Obaseki and his running mate, Philip Shuaibu, described Obaseki as a hardworking and focused young man “who will make us proud after Oshiomhole”.
Osarodion Ogie who is the Director General of the Obaseki campaign organization, said Obaseki is “a good product for Edo people and that is why Edo people are behind him”.
The flag-off ceremony was quite colourful as the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, venue of the exercise was filed to capacity while about twelve governors of the APC, led by the chairman of the Progressives Governor’s Forum and governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.