- The national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, says the PDP is bereft of a guiding ideology, which is why the party accommodates people without honour
- He insists that those that left the ruling party did so because they have realised that their access to converting government money have been cut off
- President Muhammadu Buhari promises to continue to support the legislature
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has described politicians who defected from the ruling party as men without honour.
The APC chairman made the statement while reacting to recent defections that has plagued the party at a meeting with party members in the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 26, The Tribune reports.
He said the recent defections gave credence to his earlier view that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was bereft of a guiding ideology, which he claimed gave room to people without honour to be accommodated.
The APC chairmen said the aggrieved politicians who left the ruling APC were not comfortable with President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption crusade.
“I said in my acceptance speech that we will have to create an Institute of Legislative Studies so that whoever is in this party must understand what we stand for,” Oshiomhole said.
“If we are bonded together by a set of ideology, it will be difficult for people who subscribe to these ideologies to decamp on the basis of not gaining for his pocket rather than not delivery to the welfare of the Nigerian people. Until we get there, these musical chairs will continue. If you are a man or woman of honour, you cannot vomit in the morning, all the impurity in your stomach and then because you are not getting a buffet, you convert that vomit to lunch and eat it with your eyes open.
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“You have to be completely bereft of ideas and honour to be able to do that and look your people in the face. I said to those who say they are running to PDP that, it is good, that is where you belong.
The APC chairman said those that left the party did so because they had realised that their access to converting government money had been cut off.
Meanwhile, Senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who met with President Muhammadu Buhari have given details of their meeting.
The senators met with the president on Wednesday, July 25, on the heels of the mass defection of some APC governors to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Premium Times reports that Senate leader Ahmed Lawan who spke on behalf of the senators said they briefed him on the number of people who have left and that the APC is still in the majority.
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