Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State on Monday said contrary to the belief that some Peoples Democratic Party governors would abandon the party, they were the ones currently wooing their colleagues in opposition parties to join them.
Akpabio who is the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum told State House correspondents that the forum had already set up what he called a tactical committee saddled with the responsibility of luring opposition parties governors into their fold.
He said, ”The thing is that even now, the opposition is rattled. You can see the barrage of attacks against the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum. That is a sign that the opposition is rattled. Because there is really no need for the attacks.
“For instance, we made a paltry donation of a million naira to a state to help delegates and you made it an issue. They set up panels on television and radio stations to discuss the issue.
“If you translate the money, it will come to less than N2,000 per person. If a delegate appears at a function that the party leader does not buy lunch, or give money for transport. So it is something that we are leaving the main issue and going into trivial issues and I want them to challenge the PDP on developmental issues and not on trivial issues.