APC Chairman Expresses Agonizes Over Mass Defection Of Members To Other Political Parties
The National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has revealed that the party is unsettled by the gale of defection from his political party to other parties.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu revealed this after a closed door session with the APC Senators.
It was reported that Senators who have defected from the APC with official announcement on Tuesday and Wednesday are Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi) Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Dauda Jika (Bauchi), Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi), and Francis Alimikhena (Edo).
The party national chairman said, “The meeting with the senators was most fruitful. The issue of defection is an unfortunate development when it happens but this is a season where there are all sort of behaviours in the political space and ours is not an exception.
“In every election year, this kind of thing gives cause for stakeholders to sneeze and Nigeria is not an exception so is the APC, not an exception. I don’t care about what is happening in other parties, my focus is on the APC. But we all know that the occurrence is not only happening in the APC, it’s happening across other political parties too. And because we are the ruling party, our problems are exaggerated before the public.”
Adamu said he is not certain whether the gale of defection would persist in the party but disclosed that having met with his colleagues at the National Assembly, he believes the issue is surmountable.
He added, “There is no responsible leader that would not be worried when he loses one member not to talk of two. At the moment, we are faced with the stark reality of our problems. I have committed my colleagues at the National Assembly to face the problem squarely and see the problem as solvable.
“We are in politics, I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, and nobody does.”