The All Progressives Congress (APC) is greatly worried over the mass defection of its members to other parties, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Premium Times reports that this much was revealed on Tuesday, November 15 by Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha who noted that the party was particularly concerned about the exodus of party members ahead of the November 26, 2016 Ondo election.
“We are not jittery, but we are concerned,” Mr. Okorocha said. “We are not happy that we are losing some of our illustrious sons of APC but I will call on them to please make haste and come back,” Okorocha said. Okorocha, who is chairman of the APC Governors Forum, said to press in Akure, the Ondo state capital, that the disagreements within the party would not affect the support for its candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu. According to him, all the APC governors were united in support of Mr. Akeredolu’s candidature, and there was no crack in their ranks. He said:“Everybody is still with him; Bola Tinubu is still with him, Ogun, Osun, Lagos, Oyo governors are with him. “The problem is that like in all families, we have communication gap. We are all together and by the grace of God, Ondo State will be APC compliant. “Igbos will support him (Akeredolu) not because he is our in-law, but because he is a good man.