- Peter Akpatason said those defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not fit into the vision of the party
- He said defectors won elections in 2015 because of the good people they met in the APC
- Going further, he said PDP is a dumping ground for waste product and not a beautiful bride
Peter Akpatason, the lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo federal constituency in the House of Representative said politicians defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not fit into the vision of the party.
Akpatason on Wednesday, August 22, said defectors won elections in 2015 because of the good people they met in the APC.
Going further, he argued that “the PDP was not a beautiful bride for defectors but a dumping ground for those termed waste product”.
He also added that defectors would lose next year’s general election because they left good people in the APC to join bad people.
“For you to effect development, you need the good, the bad and the ugly but in the process of development, you begin to see the good from the bad and the ugly.
“At some point, it became clear to some people that they do not fit into the system, and that is what is happening now. They jump ship to where they actually belong. Some people jumped ship some years ago because they wanted to contest election and they thought it was the APC platform and also the Buhari tsunami, including the dynamics of their local politics.
“PDP is a dumping ground for waste product and not a beautiful bride. Somebody who decamped four years ago and is defecting now is a waste product. They don’t have value to add to the system. People of value and command respect do not defect but only political merchants who see political parties as a platform,”he said.
NAIJ.com had reported that the Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said the exit of some National Assembly members from the All Progressives Congress(APC) would not undermine the strength or the popularity of the ruling party.
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Gbajabiamila spoke in Lagos while presenting fire extinguishers and balls to traders in markets in his Surulere constituency.
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