Amaechi, Kwankwaso Attend APC NEC Meeting In Abuja

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Updated December 17, 2013

Two governors of defunct nPDP today confirmed their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) by attending the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.

Governor Rotimi Amaechi and his counterpart from Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso were present while governors of Kwara, Adamawa and Sokoto states sent representatives.

Former chairman of the nPDP, Mr Kawu Baraje also sent a representative.

It will be recalled that few weeks ago the governors declared their intentions to defect to the APC after several months of running a controversial faction of the PDP which they called the New PDP led by Mr Baraje.

Meanwhile, APC at the end of the NEC meeting released a communique asking for the use of the carrot and stick approach to fight insurgency in the country.

The party also said it has lost confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in conducting the 2014 and 2015 elections because of some of the hitches experienced during the Anambra governorship election held on 16 November.