- Defectors have been advised to define their desires and how their decisions affect democracy
- The national coordinator of Buhari Solidarity Movement gave the advise on Friday, July 27
- No fewer than 14 senators and 37 members of the House of Representatives recently defected from APC to PDP
The national coordinator of Buhari Solidarity Movement, Ovo Ofigo, has advised defectors from one party to another to define their desire and how the decisions affect democracy.
Ofigo gave the advice in a statement signed by him on Friday, July 27, in Warri as a reaction to the recent mass defection among members of the National Assembly from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition parties.
NAN reports that he recalled that 14 senators and 37 members of the House Representatives defected from APC to PDP.
NAIJ.com gathers that the coordinator stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had performed creditably. According to him, the mass defection of the lawmakers lacked genuine basis.
He also said that the anti-corruption drive of President Buhari could not be compared with any government in the history of Nigeria’s war against corruption.
The coordinator said: “Buhari may not be a saint but I want Nigerians to compare his achievements with other governments before drawing conclusions.
“The anti-corruption drive of President Buhari is unprecedented in the history of Nigeria; other achievements are also noticeable in other spheres of the administration. So, those who are bent on destabilising the nation should please look before they leap."
According to him, good leadership is built over time and mature people should be able to monitor such leadership with open mind.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that there was a rowdy session at the National Assembly on Tuesday, July 24, as 15 senators dumped the ruling APC.
The senators, including Dino Melaye and Abdul-Azeez Nyako, announced their defection at the Senate plenary on Tuesday, July 24.
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