- Abubakar Tsav has described those defecting as only interested in themselves
- He said it shows that the country's politics lacks ideology
- The former commissioner noted that youths who would be affected by the defections were ignorantly celebrating
Former Lagos commissioner of police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has lambasted defecting Nigerian politicians for lacking political ideology. He said they were in politics to sustain themselves.
Tsav who was reacting to the defection of 15 senators and Governor Samuel Ortom from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the behaviour clearly confirms that Nigerian politicians lack ideology.
Gov Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, July 24, formally defected from the APC to the PDP. He had said last week that he was available outside the pitch to be recruited by another party after the state APC had given him a red card.
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Tsav told the News of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, July 25, in Makurdi that those defecting lack any political ideology as they were in politics to sustain themselves.
He said the youths whose future was being destroyed by the actions and inactions of these crop of politicians were regrettably celebrating their actions.
“The current defections and counter defections of our politicians from one political party to another sadly confirm that our politicians are deeply corrupt and without ideology. Most of them are in politics to sustain themselves with stolen money but not to serve the electorate. How can we grow and develop as a Nation?
“Unfortunately the youths whose future is being wantonly destroyed jubilate over this. God help Nigeria," he said.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari met with senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Aso Rock Villa on Wednesday, July 25
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The meeting is reportedly related to the mass defection of senators on the platform to the Peoples Democratic Party and the African Democratic Congress.
There has been report that some senators may soon leave the APC particularly Shenu Sani who was seen at the meeting.
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