President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle in the wake of his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that Matawalle joined APC at a grand rally in Zamfara on Tuesday, where he was presented the flag of the party.
Reacting to the development, Buhari stated that the governor’s “voluntary decision” is “timely and wise.”
This was contained in a statement released by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman.
Buhari stated that the ruling party “is becoming more popular because of its impressive performance record and commitment to good governance.”
The president made the comment in a message delivered on his behalf by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), at the defection ceremony.
“I’m proud of your timely and wise decision to join the governing party and our doors are wide open to other politicians who believe in our vision to rebuild Nigeria.
“Your voluntary decision to join our party confirms the fact that our agenda for good governance is the only reason why Nigerians are getting attracted to the APC because the other alternative didn’t work.”