President Muhammadu Buhari says he doesn’t feel worried with the defection of 32 All Progressives Congress (APC) members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The mass defection saw party members such as the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, Dino Melaye and and Suleiman Hunkuyi.
Also on the list are Barnabas Gemade (Benue North East), Abdullahi Danbaba (Sokoto South), Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi (Kwara North), Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara South) and Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North).
Others were Hamman Isa Misau (Bauchi Central), Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo Central), Usman Bayero Nafada (Gombe North), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano Central), Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi North), Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun Central) and Abdulaziz Nyako (Adamawa Central).
However, in a statement by his Senior Media Assistant, Malam Shehu Garba, the President said: “I wish all of our party members who today defected, the very best in their future undertakings.
“The APC has done its best to stop the defections, and I must commend the party leadership for working tirelessly to unite the party and position it for future victory.”
The political realignment reconfigured the federal legislature as the PDP took control of the Senate with 57 senators to the APC’s 49, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has one senator. Two seats are vacant.
By Augustine Akhilomen