Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed concern about the party’s defections.
After failing to secure the ruling party’s ticket to the 2023 elections, seven senators defected to other opposition parties.
Senators Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi), Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Dauda Jika (Bauchi), Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi), and Francis Alimikhena have all defected from the APC (Edo).
Adamu told reporters after a closed-door meeting with APC senators that the lawmakers’ departure was regrettable.
He stated that the defections were expected due to the electioneering season, during which the country usually witnesses a wide range of events.
“In every election year, these kinds of subs steps make people, stakeholders sneeze,” he said. Nigeria is not an exception, and neither is the APC.
“So, I don’t care what happens in other parties; I care about what happens in our party.”
“You should know that this isn’t just happening in APC. Because we are the ruling party, our problems are more visible in public.
“No responsible leader would not worry about losing one member, let alone two or three.”
“At the moment, we are confronted with the stark reality of their problems, but I am committed, along with my colleagues on the National Working Committee, to confront them squarely and solve them by the grace of God.”
Abdullahi Adamu laments the high rate of defections from the APC