A report by New Telegraph indicates that nine governors under the platform of the APC are mulling the idea of exiting the party ahead of the 2019 elections. The report quoted an unnamed source in the party saying, unless President Muhammadu Buhari and the party leaders move fast to quell the crisis within the party, no fewer than nine governors and other party chieftains will dump the party.
The rumoured exit of the party stalwarts is expected to be more prominent in the South-west and North-central regions of the country. According to the report, nine out of the 23 APC governors in the country, have become disenchanted with the party and the government at the centre. Another source quoted in the report said some of the governors are reaching out to their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for alliance in forming a new political party. The perceived policy of exclusion unleashed on some chieftains of the APC by members from the top hierarchy of the party is said to be responsible for the ruling party’s crisis. Meanwhile, the National Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has dismissed the report.