20 Senators Conclude Plans To Dump APC
Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may lose its majority in the Nigerian Senate if the ruling party does not prevent the upcoming defection of several senators 20 senators who have concluded plans to dump the party.
No fewer than 20 senators from the APC reportedly have intentions to defect to the opposition parties of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Labour Party (LP), Young Progressives Party (YPP), and others.
Leaders of the ruling party are concerned that the PDP might win a majority in the upper legislative chambers as the APC continues to lose more senators to the opposition party.
As a result, the APC senators, led by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, met with Adamu Abdullahi, the party’s national chairman, on Wednesday.
The PDP currently has 39 senators, the YPP, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), LP, and the NNPP each have four senators, while the APC currently has 67 senators.
The minority parties in the upper chamber total 43 senators.
A lawmaker claimed in a press interview that Adamu Abdullahi made an effort to convince disgruntled lawmakers to stick with the party.
According to the source, “The party chairman came to meet with the APC senators because he claimed that they had learned through intelligence that at least 20 more senators planned to defect to other parties within the following week.
“The chairman requested that each senator who felt wronged express their complaints, which we all did one by one.
The chairman told us to write down our issues after hearing about them.
The APC chairman allegedly stated that losing legislators so close to the 2023 general election was risky for the party.
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He claimed that Adamu requested the senators to write the party a letter of protest so that the APC caucus leaders may discuss the matter brought up with the National Working Committee.
Senator Adamu continued by saying that the group will then consider what it might do to improve the situation.
But he said that parliamentarians might leave if they were uncomfortable with the assistance offered by the party.
However, leaving without first consulting with the party improperly gives the wrong message of conflict.
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It gives the impression that the party is in disarray and lacks effective leadership.
The source described Adamu as saying, “This is an election year and it’s not helpful to show the party as having leadership concerns.”
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