APC Chair Alarmed over Surge of Defection

The surge of federal lawmakers leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) for opposition parties has alarmed Abdullahi Adamu, the party’s national chairman.

He said this on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with party members at the National Assembly.

While the party is concerned about the wave of defections, Senator Adamu acknowledged that nothing could be done.

He claims that when there is an election year, defections are common because people can freely test their popularity in other political parties if they are unhappy with the primary party results.

He said: “In every election year, these sub-steps give cause for people; stakeholders to sneeze. Nigeria is not an exception, and the APC is not an exception.

“So, I don’t give a damn what is happening in other parties; I care about what is happening in our party.

“You know it is not just in APC that this thing is happening. Because we are the ruling party, our problems are more prominent in the public glare.

“No responsible leader would not worry about losing one member; not to talk of two or three.

Adamu’s comment came a day after two Senators from the party defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, Seven senators have dumped the APC for other opposition parties after they failed to secure the governing party’s ticket to contest the 2023 elections.

They Include Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi), Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Halliru Jika (Bauchi), Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi), and Francis Alimikhena (Edo).

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