Aggrieved senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC, numbering about 15 out of 17 have decided to stay in the party, saying they will not join the People’s Democratic Party, PDP or any other party.
The said aggrieved senators resolved to stay because President Muhammadu Buhari intervened with the promise of juicy appointments.
The remaining two senators however are very resolved to leaving the APC.
According to reports by The Nation, the senators who were said to be unsatisfied with outcome of the primaries and other issues have shelved to work for the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“With the assurances from President Buhari, some select leaders of the party and the APC leadership, we have decided to stay in our party and wait for how they will address our grievances.
“We have got only a pledge that we will be compensated with Executive appointments after our party wins the 2023 election. Yet, no concrete steps have been taken on this promise.
“The intervention of the President and some credible APC leaders actually raised our hope that our party will walk the talk after our victory in the general election,” one of the senators who have resolved not to leave the party said.
This is to say that the APC must retain more than half of the total number of seats in the senate for their dream to materialize.
Meanwhile, the two senators out of the 17, who are determined to jump ship are from the Northeast. They said there’s no good reason not to leave the APC.
One of the two senators said: “So far, only two senators among us have opted to leave APC or distance themselves from the electoral activities of the party.”
He revealed that the intended defection was as a result of being denied of the party’s ticket to contest the general elections in 2023.
Source: Legit. ng