South East governors.

PURPORTED plot by the APC to break the ranks of Southeast governors who are members of the core opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may have gone south, reports DEZ MAYORZ.

The South East governors have been severally purported to have struck a deal with the All Progressive Congress (APC) to make sure that President Buhari get at least twenty-five per cent (25%) of the votes in their states in quid pro quo for their own easy re-election.

Concerns over the commitment of the South East governors to the former Vice president of Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar had in recent times emerged upon the open affinity of the governors to President Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Three of the governors belong to the PDP, the exceptions being Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who belongs to the APC and Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.

All three PDP governors in the region, Dave Umahi, Ebonyi; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu and Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia are all running for a second term.

Umahi had in particular been openly supportive of Buhari’s second term and was only last week endorsed by traditional rulers in the state who at the same time endorsed Buhari.

However, very reliable sources told Vanguard that the “wool was pulled off the eyes” of the governor at a confidential meeting involving all three governors, Atiku and Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The meeting which took place in Enugu according to sources was facilitated by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

“Some of the governors had been led to believe that giving Buhari 25 per cent of the votes would not do them any harm but that meeting opened their eyes to the danger of that,” a source at the meeting disclosed to DEZ MAYORZ via  Igbere Tv.

“They were made to realise that they were all in the first term and that after helping the President, the president would turn around to push APC governorship candidates to throw them out and don’t forget that the governorship election comes after the presidential.”

Atiku Abubakar who was present reminded them of the 2003 scenario in which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) swept all but one of the five Alliance for Democracy (AD) governors from power. The exception was Tinubu in Lagos state who was allegedly tipped off by Atiku.

David Nweze Umahi who is from Ohazara in the Southern Senatoial District had been especially touted as a collaborator with the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign rally following their links in the former ANPP.

Sources disclosed to Igbere Tv that Dave Umahi may have make a u-turn on his choice upon the ethnic dimensions in the state.

By Okoye Chidiebele

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