Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed concern about the wave of party defectors.
After failing to obtain the APC’s nomination for the 2023 elections, seven senators switched to other opposition parties.
Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi), Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Dauda Jika (Bauchi), Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi), and Francis Alimikhena are Senate members who have left the APC (Edo).
Following a close door meeting with APC senators, Adamu briefed the media and expressed regret that the parliamentarians had departed the parliamentarian party.
He claimed that given the electioneering season, when the nation often witnesses a wide range of events, the defections were expected.
“These types of modest measures make people and stakeholders sneeze in every election year,” he said. Both Nigeria and the APC are commonplaces, not exceptions.
“As a result, I could care less about what was happening in other parties than in our party.
“You know that this is happening everywhere, not just in APC. We are the party in power, thus the public is more aware of our issues.
“No reasonable leader would be unconcerned if one of their members were to leave, let alone two or three.
We are currently dealing with the stark reality of their difficulties, but I am dedicated to working with my colleagues on the National Working Committee to address them head-on and find solutions with God’s help.