BREAKING: Buhari speaks on lawmakers’ defections from APC.

-President Buhari has reacted to the defection of some lawmakers from APC to PDP.

-The president said none of the defectors had any grievance against him neither did he have anything against any of them

-He wished the lawmakers well and urged the loyal members of the party not to despair.


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his total commitment to the values of democracy, freedom of choice as well as total willingness to work with all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political party, for the benefit of the nation. The president’s statement is in response to the mass defection of some All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, July 24. President Buhari in his reaction noted that none of the defecting federal lawmakers had any specific grievances against him or the government he leads; neither did he harbour anything against any of them. READ ALSO: I defect to ADC, not PDP – Senator Sunmonu “As the saying goes, all politics is local. We understand that some of the distinguished and honourable lawmakers have issues with their home states, especially on zoning which bars some of them from seeking another term in their constituencies,” he said. Noting that the APC had done its utmost to stop the defections, the president commended the leadership of the party for relentlessly working for its unity and ensuring success in the upcoming elections. President Buhari assured members of the APC of his total support and urged party faithful not to despair but to see the defections as a seasonal occurrence that happens on election eve. He expressed confidence that no harm or injury will be done to the party and its aspirations by the movements. President Buhari wished all the decamped members the best in their future undertakings. PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app Meanwhile, one of the lawmakers whose name appears on the defectors list, Senator Soji Akanbi, representing Oyo South senatorial district, has insisted that he remains a member of the APC. Akanbi said he still remains a member of the APC saying his name was erroneously added to the list. He said: “Initially today, my name was wrongly mentioned in the list of the people that defected to PDP. A point of order was raised. I was able to clear my name that I’ve never been part of defection from APC to PDP. I remain bona fide member of APC.” The next President of Nigeria. Who will win the 2019 elections? – on TV SUBSCRIBE TO WATCH NEW VIDEOS Source: SHOW COMMENTS THINK IT IS IMPORTANT? SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS! RECOMMENDED NEWS Why Bukola Saraki, Dogara opted to remain in APC APC governors make special move after massive defection of lawmakers How alleged plot on Senate leadership failed More defections loom in the House of Representatives – Lawmaker warns SUBSCRIBE NOW TO GET NEWS EVERY DAY FROM NAIJ.COM SUBSCRIBE TO WATCH NEW VIDEOS EVERYDAY TAGS: Muhammadu Buhari APC news HOT: University of Abuja courses Gethelp worldwide Ankara short gowns Latest ankara flare gowns E-money net worth RELATED NEWS Cloudy weather, rain, thunderstorm to prevail on Saturday, July 28 Nigeria to experience cloudy weather, rain, thunderstorm on Saturday, July 28 APC remains strong despite defection – Gbajabiamila APC remains strong despite defection – Gbajabiamila APC made a gross error electing Oyegun as national chairman – Buhari’s aide APC made a gross error electing Oyegun as national chairman – Buhari’s aide Policemen allegedly kill SARS operative in Anambra after mistaking him for a kidnapper Policemen allegedly kill SARS operative in Anambra after mistaking him for a kidnapper El-Rufai blasts Saraki, says Senate under him is the worst ever We have never had a bad senate leadership like this one by Saraki – El-Rufai Offa robbery: Court summons IGP Offa robbery: Court summons IGP Senator Melaye presents evidence to prove his brother reported his abduction to police (photo) Melaye provides evidence his family reported alleged abduction to police.

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