2019!!! Mass Defection Begins As Obasanjo Mobilises Senators, Governors, Others, To Dump APC, PDP, For A Brand New Party

By Post Nigeria January 28, 2018 06:28

2019!!! Mass Defection Begins As Obasanjo Mobilises Senators, Governors, Others, To Dump APC, PDP, For A Brand New Party

Emerging report reveals that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has been contacting members of the National Assembly, Governors, and other political heavyweights across political divides, to join the Coalition of Nigeria, CN, ahead of 2019.

A Lawmaker who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it was becoming clear that many of them would be denied electoral tickets by their parties, and the option was to consider Obasanjo’s offer.

The APC members according to the source, include serving and former Governors and members of the National Assembly.

The APC Senator from the North, confirmed that the ex-President had reached out to some of the Lawmakers, who are now lobbying their colleagues to embrace the Coalition of Nigeria.

“It is true that he has reached out to us, and I can tell you that 80 percent of National Assembly members are with him. It is very huge”, the Legislator added.

When asked if the Lawmakers who are interested in the CN would remain in their parties but shift their loyalty to the new pro-political group, or they would dump their parties outrightly, the source said a new party was under consideration.

“Registration of a political party cannot take more than two weeks. I can tell you that out of the parties that were registered, there is one at hand – somewhere – which will likely be the focus”, the Lawmaker said.

While refusing to name the party, the source confirmed that the unnamed party would be used to execute the agenda of the Coalition.

The Senator said that mass defection from the APC and the PDP loomed, especially at the National Assembly.

He added: “I can confirm to you that there is most likely to be defections from the APC in the next one month.

“I can also tell you that there are people in the APC who are not comfortable with the party; there are those in the PDP who are not comfortable with the party also. So most likely, these would be the forces that would form the third force.”

However, Senator Adesoji Akanbi (APC, Oyo South), disclosed he would remain in the ruling party until it was clear that the CN was a better alternative.

According to him, the Coalition had yet to produce a well-defined agenda.

He stated: “The Coalition is immature. Baba has raised it, thinking that both the APC and the PDP have no ideological base again. But I am a party person, and APC runs in my blood.

“We know that there are problems here and there, but we really want to see the picture of the alternative that will provide better governance for Nigeria. If we have a better option, why not? A lot of Nigerians will embrace it; we will embrace it; I will embrace it.”


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