The minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has urged governors elected on the platform of the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to emulate Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose.
Akpabio speaking at the 73rd National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the PDP held on Thursday, January 26, in Abuja, commended Fayose for speaking for the party.
The former Akwa Ibom state governor said some senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have made up their minds to join the opposition the party after the crisis rocking the PDP is resolved.
He claimed that despite the defection of some PDP lawmakers, the party still had very significant number of lawmakers.
Akpabio said: “There is no election that will be conducted in the former PDP 28 states that the party will not win. That is a matter of fact.”
“As I speak, so many senators from the opposing party are eager to join PDP.
“All they want is return of peace to the party, once that is done I can assure that 20 senators are on their way to joining the PDP.
“Message to those who are thinking of defection is to retrace their steps because PDP is bouncing back to victory in 2019.”
Akpabio regretted that the PDP lost elections in Edo and Ondo states, and advised the party to put its house in order ahead of Anambra and Ekiti elections.
Meanwhile, the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, at the meeting said those who recently defected from the PDP to the ruling party had no electoral value.
According to him, the defectors are not going to the APC to improve Nigeria, but to better their chances of getting contracts and employment.