- APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the defection of some senators and members of House of Representatives to the opposition
- He said that the defectors never believed in the APC
- 15 and 36 members of the National Assembly had on Tuesday, July 24 defected to opposition
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he is happy that some members of the Senate and House of Representatives left his party for opposition parties.
Premium Times reports that Oshiomhole, who spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 24, said those who left were “mercenaries” who were in APC just to win election.
NAIJ.com gathered that he said the governing party is “not disturbed at all” and that he is not losing sleep over the defections.
Oshiomhole also said it is good that those who never believed in the APC are leaving ahead the electioneering activities because that would enable the party concentrate on its campaigns.
He said those who defected cannot affect the electoral fortunes of APC because President Muhammadu Buhari got more votes than them in their own constituencies in the last election.
He described the defectors as right wing politicians who believe in the philosophy of “share the money” and did not belong to the progressives group.
He said even while they were in the APC, they constituted themselves as opposition to the governing party.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that barely two hours after 15 Senators of the eight Senate dumped the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party, 36 House of Representatives members did the same.
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Thirty-two lawmakers at the lower chamber joined the PDP while four others joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
The defection of the lawmakers was announced at the plenary on Tuesday, July 24, by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
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