Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention, 15 of the 17 disgruntled senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) are said to have abandoned their plans to leave the party and join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other party.
The senators who, among other things, were dissatisfied with the results of the party’s primaries, according to The Nation, have also agreed to work for the party’s victory in the 2023 elections and take part in the campaign.
rumour has it that the lawmakers were promised executive appointments as payment if the APC wins the next presidential election.
“With the promises from President Buhari, a few key party leaders, and the APC leadership, we have chosen to remain in our party and wait to see how they will address our complaints.
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We only have a promise that, should our party win the election in 2023, we will be compensated with executive appointments. However, no action has been taken to fulfil this promise.
“The intervention of the President and some credible APC leaders actually raised our hope that our party will walk the talk after our victory in the general election,” said one of the impacted senators who chose not to defect.
The development suggests that the APC maintains a comfortable majority in the Senate and that the red chamber’s leadership structure is unaffected.
22 APC senators planning to dump their Party, Fani-Kayode raises alarm
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation and APC leader, was quoted in an earlier Ejes Gist article as saying that 22 more APC senators planned to leave for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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He claimed that the senators’ intended defection resulted from their being excluded from the party’s ticket to run in the elections of 2023.
Because they were not given Senate tickets, 22 APC senators have threatened to defect to the PDP. There must be action taken to stop this because it is serious. We ask our competent National Chairman and National Secretary to contact the many people who are worried. He had said, “We cannot afford to lose them.
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