Gov Atiku Bagudu
Governors elected under the All Progressives Congress have stated that despite the crisis witnessed in the party, it won't affect its fortunes in the 2023 general election.
Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu said this while addressing state house correspondents on Wednesday December 22.
Bagudu averred that the current disagreements among members of the party would eventually bring out the best and help to move society forward.
He also stated that many individuals have joined the ruling party under the current caretaker leadership, including serving governors and federal legislators despite the observed disagreements.
The Governor said;
“First, let us know that the distinction between democracy and possibly other forms of government is that there will be differences of opinion and the hope that such differences of opinion will from time to time bring out the best or move society forward.
“We have been a party that recognizes that there will never be one voice and we don’t pray that there will be one voice. We pray that people should be able to express themselves, bring different ideas, even when they conflict with ideas within the systems. In democracy, you sit and iron them out.
“To suggest that because there is dissent or differences in opinion, that it will affect the fortunes of our party, I think that is quite far-fetched.
“We are a party that recognizes that for us to continue to deliver, we must debate, we must compete, and we must bring ideas to government."