The Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Bindow, and his Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Bello, have dismissed speculations that they are preparing to dump the All Progressives Congress to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
The governors made their positions known in separate interactions with newsmen in their various states.
Bindow spoke while responding to a question on the subject on his return to Yola, the state capital, after an official visit to Abuja, on Monday.
He said, “I cannot leave the APC.”
The governor explained that despite the gale of defections that hit the APC at the national level, the party remained strong in Adamawa State.
“The people of Adamawa are happy with the APC government hence I have no reason to leave the party. Adamawa will remain an APC state.
“For me, there’s no opposition. The people will vote Governor Bindow because this is the best governor the state has ever had.”
The governor also explained that only one of his commissioners resigned to seek elective office on the platform of the PDP.
Speaking in a similar vein, his Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Bello, told one of our correspondents that he had no reason to leave the party.
He said, “I remain a member of the APC and there is no wisdom leaving my beloved party. Three months ago, a special state congress of the ruling APC congress unanimously endorsed me and President Muhammadu Buhari by party members.”
The governor, who spoke through his Coordinator, Media and Publicity, Mr Jide Orintusin, said, “We make bold to say that the Niger State governor and the people are for and will remain in the APC and there is no going back.
“The state is absolutely committed to the APC in all ramifications so why do we have to leave what belongs to us?”