The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it was almost concluding discussions with more state governors and members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress to dump the party.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, the PDP said the would-be defectors were only waiting for some loose ends to be tightened before announcing their defection.
One of such discussions is on the control of party structures, Ologbondiyan said.
But he said the discussion in the affected states and senatorial zones had reached advanced stages and would be completed in a couple of weeks, after which the governors and lawmakers would announce their defection to the PDP.
“The PDP verifies that discussions on control of party structures in the affected states and senatorial zones have also reached advanced stage and would be completed in a couple of weeks.
“After the consultations, the governors and lawmakers will announce their defection to the PDP.
“However, in line with decisions reached at the discussions, the members of the National Assembly decamping to the PDP will cross-carpet at the reconvening of session in the two chambers.
“This will increase the PDP majority in both chambers.
“The party assures that all grey areas of the agreement, including issues of waivers and accommodation for participation in primaries, are being smoothened by the former Governor Liyel Imoke-led PDP Contact and Integration Committee.
“The committee has been galvanizing our alliances among stakeholders across other parties, including those from the APC.”
Ologbondiyan expressed the readiness of the PDP to take back power at the centre as well as in states like Plateau, Niger, Adamawa, Kano, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Jigawa, Zamfara, Imo, and Edo, which he called the party’s traditional states.
He also listed states like Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, and Lagos in the South West as other states he said the PDP would take control of.
The Eagle Online