This was contained in a statement titled, “The Progressive Reinforcement Continues…Welcoming Hon. Bello Muhammad Matawalle to APC, signed by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Abubakar Bagudu, in Abuja.
He said, “APC represents the future of Nigerian democracy, which is all about negotiations, consultations and winning agreements.
“Processes of negotiations and consultations will continue to serve as the basis of engagement with all leaders, members and by extension all Nigerians in line with provisions of our party’s constitution and the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
“The guiding philosophy as enshrined in the provisions of our manifesto will produce landmark agreements that would facilitate economic, social and political development of Nigeria.”
Bagudu, who is also the Governor of Kebbi State, specially welcomed his Zamfara State counterpart, Bello Matawalle, who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party to join the APC.
He said, “We welcome Hon. Matawalle for taking the courageous decision of leaving the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to join the All Progressives Congress.
“The movement of Hon. Matawalle to the APC demonstrates his principles, commitment and conviction to the development of Nigeria. Hon. Matawalle is only coming home where he belongs.
“APC is indeed the party that will provide him and his people, and indeed all Nigerians the viable platform for political aspirations and negotiations.
“Together with Hon. Matawalle and all our leaders in the APC, our party’s capacity to serve the collective interests of all Nigerians through effective representation will be strengthened and reinforced.”