The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the planned defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akelicious earlier reported that the governor is set to end months of speculations and formally join the APC on Tuesday, June 29.
Matawalle will be formally received into the party by the APC leaders led by the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
Also, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmed, has confirmed Matawalle’s planned defection to the APC.
But in a statement on Monday, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, said the opposition party is not bothered about the governor’s defection.
Ologbodiyan the governors and leaders of the party had met with the governor to convince him not to dump the party.
He added that the PDP has exhausted all means of dissuading Matawalle from leaving its fold.
According to Ologbodiyna, the governor is free to determine his political future, adding that the ultimate decision lies with the governor to make.
He said: “As far as we are concerned, every organ of the party have spoken with on the need to remain in the PDP on whose platform he became governor of Zamfara state but the final decision is for him to make.”
“You will recall that the governors went to see him, party leaders have spoken with him, the National Working Committee also met and spoke with him.”
“So, we have played our part, he has the final decision to make.”