The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governors Abdulfatah Ahmed and Aminu Tambuwal of Kwara and Sokoto States, respectively, National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, and other Party members to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) did not come to it as a surprise and cannot be a distraction to the party.
APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in a statement said : “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 it is focused on 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!”
The party, however, urged its supporters in Kwara, Sokoto and the other 34 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to remain steadfast and courageous.
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