By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said that the democratic ideals on which the party was founded remained the reason for the wave of defection from the opposition party governors.
The former Lagos governor said this in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.
The statement read in part, “Along with all other APC members, I heartily welcome Matawalle into the APC. The move by Matawalle is the best way to ensure good governance in the state by being a member of the party that was founded on democratic ideals.”
Matawalle formally joined the APC on June 29, following the defection of Ebonyi’s David Umahi and Cross River’s Ben Ayade from the PDP to the ruling party.
Umahi joined in November last year, while Ayade defected to the ruling party in May.
“The entry of governors Matawalle, David Umahi of Ebonyi, and Ben Ayade of Cross River into the party demonstrates that the APC umbrella is succinctly broad to accommodate all those with valuable ideas and contributions to the party and our country,” Tinubu said.