The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party , Alhaji Bamanga
Tukur, has expressed shock on the defection of five aggrieved
governors from the party to the All Progressives Congress.
Though, he said he was astonished at their decision to leave, he
however said he would not stop anyone from leaving the party.
The governors are that of Sokoto(Aliyu Wamako); Rivers (Rotimi
Amaechi); Kano(Aliyu Wamakko); Kwara(Abdulfatah Ahmed) and Adamawa
The other town aggrieved governors -Sule Lamido and Babangida Aliyu of
Jigawa and Niger states respectively- said they would still remain in
Tukur said the aggrieved governors went too far by defecting from a
ruling party into the opposition party, especially at a time he said
the doors of negotiations and dialogue were kept wide open by
President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of the party .
The national chairman of the party, who is currently in China, said he
was in constant touch with the Presidency and party leaders on the
He assured party members that the turn of event was normal in a
democracy, as, according to him, the party leaders would always put
heads together to salvage PDP and further its desire to remain in