Shocker!!! Saraki, Shehu Sani, 18 Other APC Senators Set To Join PDP – Akpabio, Fayose, Ekeremadu, Open Up

By Post Nigeria January 27, 2017 06:57

Shocker!!! Saraki, Shehu Sani, 18 Other APC Senators Set To Join PDP – Akpabio, Fayose, Ekeremadu, Open Up

The Senate Minority Leader and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Godswill Akpabio, has revealed why some Senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are still waiting to join the opposition party, PDP.

Akpabio, who stated this at the 73rd National Executive Committee and Caucus Expanded Meeting, stated that the PDP is “alive and kicking’’, and is battle ready to take over from the APC in 2019, disclosing that about 20 serving Senators of the ruling APC, were ready to join the PDP once the leadership crisis in the PDP is resolved.

Recall, that before now there have been series of reports, alleging that the likes of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Human Rights Activist turned Senator, Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, were planning to dump the APC for PDP, because of perceived injustice.

Akpabio, who said that the PDP Senators in the National Assembly are intact and supportive of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, noted that all the APC Senators want, is a return of peace to the PDP.

“As I speak, so many Senators from the opposing party are eager to join PDP. All they want is return of peace to the party. Once that is done, I can assure you that 20 Senators are on their way to joining the PDP,” he added.

“There is no election that will be conducted in the former PDP 28 States, that the party will not win. That is a matter of fact.”

Akpabio however, regretted the leadership crisis in the party, noting that it caused the PDP, Edo and Ondo States.

He decried the recent court injunctions in Ekiti State, adding: “I need to emphasise that if we don’t put our house in order, we may not win elections.

“Anambra election is coming up in November this year. If we as a party don’t go down to the grassroots, and we continue to make flowery speech, we may not rebuild the party.”

He advised those who are thinking of defection to retrace their steps, because PDP would bounce back to victory in 2019.

Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said the entire country is tired of the APC, and are yearning for another change.

“The whole country is not only tired of the ruling party, they want another change. If not for the Constitution, they want the change tomorrow.”

According to Fayose, party leaders should work together, while those aspiring for offices should do so with decorum.

Also, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said those who left the PDP to APC in the South-East, have no electoral value, and are joining APC for contracts and employment opportunities.

“My response is that, my brothers and sisters from the South-East, who are defecting, know the electoral value of each and everyone of us.

“We should allow them get the contracts they are looking for, to get the employment they are looking for. At the appropriate time, we will know who is who in the South-East. There is nothing to worry about. We are completely in control,” Ekweremadu stated.

Two Governors and six Deputy Governors, as well as members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Assembly caucus attended the meeting, which was presided over by Chairman of the National Working Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.