Monday, 24 February 2020

See PDP governors who are silently in love with Buhari and the APC

Some PDP Governors are in a friendly opposition with President Muhammadu Buhari who belongs to the ruling party, APC.

However the relationship between other opposition Governors and the President seems more hostile and less friendly.

It is for these reasons some Governors had been accused by their party and colleagues of attempting to defect to the other side.

 1.     David Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi, David Umahi was recently quoted while receiving some of his party men saying that he is a Member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) though he is In the PDP.

His actions led to outrage from his party and its Governors. The PDP Governors Forum tackled Umahi saying he was wrong to have said that he belongs to both the PDP and the ruling APC.

In 2020, Umahi was reported to have endorsed Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki for a second term. Obaseki is an APC Governor who is fighting his former Boos and National Chairman of APC.

On another occasion, David Umahi threatened to sack any of his Aides who insults the President Muhammadu Buhari. The Governor maintains that he has no plan of dumping the PDP anytime.

 2.     Udom Emmanuel

In 2018, Udom Emmanuel, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State during a military ceremony in Uyo said that President Muhammadu Buhari is a "father" to all Nigerian Governors.

Udom Emmanuel thanked Muhammadu Buhari for being a good General to every of the 36 Governors including. The Governor said he is not afraid to call Buhari, a father to everyone.

In December 2017, the PDP Governor almost fired his Aide, Essien Ndueso for attacking the President. The Governor disowned Ndueso and asked him to apologize to the President in public.

3.     Ben Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade has never hid his admiration of the President, the man he described as 'a Father'. Cross Rivers was one of the first States Buhari visited when he came to office in 2015.

On another occasion, Ayade commended Buhari for putting the Country first before party. The Governor praised Buhari for appointing many of the sons of Cross River in his Government.

 In 2017, Cross River Governor Ben Ayade admitted that he is in love with President Muhammadu Buhari's style. The PDP Governor said he sells the President even more than APC Governors.

"Never in the history of Nigerian politics has Cross River State benefited this much from the gale of appointments that have come to us. Head of Service of the Federation, Auditor General of the Federation, federal Permanent Secretary (Information), Chairman NDDC. We also have Minister of Niger Delta, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief Justice of Nigeria, the list is endless. We have never had it this good. – Ben Ayade.

Last month, Governor Ben Ayade, claimed that Ben Ayade, a Journalist who has been detained by security forces was continually locked over attempts to overthrow the Buhari Government.

4.  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on few occasions spoke kindly about President Muhammadu Buhari, the PDP Governor praised the President on his effort to fight corruption.

5.  Ifeanyi Okowa
Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa was reported thanking the President for intervening into the NFF crisis, which in the process saved Amaju Pinnick who hails from Delta State.

6. Willie Obiano
In 2019, Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano, commended Muhammadu Buhari for the projects in the South. The Governor later begged the President for appointments after 2019 elections