All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has cried out.
He said: “It is an unfortunate development that Senators and House of Reps members are leaving the party. But this is a season for all manner of behaviours in the political space in the world and Nigeria is not an exception.”
“In every election year, this kind of sub-step gives cause for people, stakeholders to sneeze. Nigeria is not an exception and the APC is not an exception, so Idon’t give a damn about what is happening in other parties, I care about what is happening in our party.”
“You and I know that it is not just APC that this thing is happening.”
“Because we are the ruling party, yes our problems are more prominent in the public glare”.
“The defection is unfortunate, but the party leadership will address the cause.”
“No responsible leader would not worry losing one member, let alone two, three. At the moment, we are faced with the stack reality of their problems, but we are committed with my colleagues in the National Working Committee to face the problems squarely to see if the problems are solvable.”
“We will solve them by the grace of God.”
For those who don’t know, about 20 lawmakers in the House of representatives have also dumped the party in the last one week, citing lack of internal party democracy.
Those who have dumped the party in the Senate include former Senate leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, (Kebbi State); Senator Adamu Alierio(Kebbi): Senator Baaba Kaita (Katsina State); Senator, Francis Alimikhena (Edo North); Senator Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano Central); and Senator, Dauda Jika (Bauchi Central), all of who have pitched tents with PDP and NNPP.At the moment in the Senate, APC now has 62; PDP 39, New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP 3; Young Progressives Party, YPP 2; All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA 1, and Labour Party.