- Nigeria's ruling party continues to express confidence that its ranks will continue to swell with new members
- Ahmad Lawan says more defections from opposition parties are expected to join the ruling party
- APC recently celebrated gaining a high profile member from the opposition PDP
Following the recent defections that hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president has explained why the All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to harvest more defectors.
The Nation reports that Lawan explained that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was starting to get appreciated by the people.
The president of the legislative upper chamber made the disclosure when he led Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo and fellow defector the PDP in Adamawa to the party's national secretariat.
According to a statement by his special adviser (Media) Ola Awoniyi, Lawan went on to note that Nigerians were beginning to value what the current administration had done with little resources.
The defectors were received in Abuja by Mai Mala Buni, the caretaker committee chairman of the APC and governor of Yobe state.
This development is coming after Nigeria's ruling party APC revealed that the recent defections from PDP are a result of cash-crunch and crises within the opposition.
Yekini Nabena, the APC deputy national publicity secretary, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, November 26.
According to Nabena, the opposition party is pushing Nigeria into a one-party state, and the APC who believes in a democracy does not subscribe to this.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, on Thursday, November 19, officially defected from the opposition to the ruling party.
Umahi was welcomed officially to the ruling party at an event held in Ebonyi state with APC governors such Buni, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, Abubakar Bagudu and Abubakar Bello in attendance.
In a related development, the APC said the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of the country.
The statement was made by the caretaker committee chairman of the APC on Wednesday, November 25.
Governor Buni made the comment when he met with the Senate caucus of the APC at the National Assembly.
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