An unconfirmed 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.
According to the report, the rumoured exit of the party stalwarts is expected to be more prominent in the South-west and North-central regions of the country.
Although no names were mentioned in the report, there have been reports that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed is dissatisfied with the APC leadership and might be creating a new party. It is highly likely that his supporters wold be the first to move to this party.
Here are some of them:
1. Rauf Aregbesola
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is the current governor of Osun state. He was born on May 25, 1957. He changed the name of the state from Osun state to the state of Osun during the 2007 elections.
Although the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Olagunsoye Oyinlola was declared the winner, Aregbesola appealed the decision and on 26 November 2010 was declared the winner.
He has ruled Osun state for six years and while he is an APC stalwart, he has proved to be a loyal friend to APC chieftain Asiwaju Tinubu and will likely take his side if it comes down to it.
2. Akinwunmi Ambode
Akinwunmi Ambode who was born on June 14, 1963, is the current governor of Lagos state. He contested in April 2015 and began his tenure as governor on May 29, 2015, succeeding Babatunde Fashola.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu being a former governor of Lagos state has a great relationship with Ambode and it is likely that he will show support to Tinubu if a new party is to be created.
3. Nasir Elrufai
Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai is the governor of Kaduna state and he has been known to switch sides when it suits him. He might be one of those governors who will switch away from the APC, when something better catches his interest.
4. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who was born on January 10, 1966, is the current governor of Sokoto state. He is an APC member, who represented the Tambuwal/Kebbe federal constituency of Sokoto state.
He is likely one of those who will leave the APC if Tinubu creates another party, this is because he was formerly a member of the PDP, who exited when he felt he had seen a better platform.