Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC says it remains focused on the 2019 General Election inspite of the defection of its members.
The APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena said this on behalf of the party in a press statement in reaction to the recent defection of some of its members to the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Recently, Nigeria’s senate president Bukola Saraki; Governors Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto States and the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi defected from the APC to the PDP.
The APC said it is not surprised by the actions of these people.
“Every follower of events in recent times could decipher the signs that foretold the exit of Saraki, Tambuwal, Ahmed, Abdullahi, from our great party.”
“We thank them for their contributions to the APC for the period they were with us. We also salute their courage to openly declare where they belong, as we had always advised.”
“APC is a party founded and run on the principles of freedom, sincerity, and forthrightness. Saraki and the others have the freedom of association and the right to pursue their political ambitions wherever they deem fit.”
“Our advice and hope is that those who have left would also have the courage to inspire in their respective political environments the atmosphere of unencumbered freedom created by the APC, which enabled them to leave without let or hindrance.” APC said.
The APC called on all its members in the state to remain united and focused on winning in the 2019 General Election.
“As a party, our attention is on the matter at hand, the 2019 general election. We are united and focused, with an eye to continuation of our winning streak in all elections this year, next year, and beyond. And we will win!”
“To our members in Kwara, Sokoto and the other 34 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), remain steadfast and courageous. Encourage one another in our streets teeming with APC members and supporters from North to South, and East to West,” APC said.