PRESIDENT BUHARI WISHES DEFECTING LAWMAKERS WELL AS PDP LAMPOON THE RULING PARTY.
Written by Zandas Okeke on July 25, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has wished all lawmakers who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) the best in their future endeavors. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, he said President Buhari is committed to the values of democracy, freedom of choice.
The President is also totally willing to work with all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political party in the interest of the nation.
President Buhari explained that none of the lawmakers who defected had “any specific grievances against him or the government he leads” and that the APC had done its utmost to stop the defections.
Also, the President commended the leadership of the party for relentlessly working for its unity and ensuring success in the upcoming elections and assured members of the APC of his total support.
However the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says the defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the claim on Wednesday following the defection of APC Lawmakers to PDP.
Ologbodiyan enthused that PDP is happy with the defection because it’s a signal that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed woefully, and Nigerians have become disenchanted with the present government.
He added, “The representatives of Nigerians are demonstrating the anger and the disappointment of Nigerians with their government. That is what led to the defection that we are witnessing.”