President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The President in his welcome message said he is proud of the decision of Matawalle to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Matawalle has officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The official defection took place in Gusau, the state capital on Tuesday evening at an event attended by some APC governors and chieftains.
Buhari in his message delivered by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha at the defection ceremony, said the Governor’s defection is evidence that the APC “is becoming more popular because of its impressive performance record and commitment to good governance.”
He added that “I’m proud of your timely and wise decision to join the governing party and our doors are wide open to other politicians who believe in our vision to rebuild Nigeria.
“Your voluntary decision to join our party confirms the fact that our agenda for good governance is the only reason why Nigerians are getting attracted to the APC because the other alternative didn’t work.”
President Buhari also charged other members of the APC “to continue to work harder to ensure our party maintains its popularity and retains power beyond 2023.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has dissolved the state cabinet.
The dissolution was said to have occurred during the state executive council meeting held on Tuesday at the council chambers of the Agodi Secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa has confirmed the development and promised to give full details of the affected political appointees.