Former Military head of state, Ibrahim Babaginda has disclosed that the recent defection affecting the All Progessives Congress (APC) would be good for Nigeria’s democracy.
Babaginda stated this on Friday where he descirbed the defection of 14 APC Members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) early this week as ‘dexterity’ that won’t shouldn’t be seen as an issue.
“I call it political dexterity because there are no better words to describe it. This is political dexterity and I don’t think anybody should have any problems with that. I have nothing against it. I think it is good for democracy. If it is good for democracy, then, it is good for Nigeria.
“If people left the APC to form R-APC [Reformed All Progressives Congress], they must have a solid reason or reasons for doing that. If 12 senators got to a point where they felt their continued stay in APC was not working and decided to leave, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Similarly, if the other two senators felt that their stay in APC was no longer worth their while and decided to join the ADC [African Democratic Congress], they have not committed any crime.
“I think the development is good for democracy. Democracy is about choices; it is about the freedom to choose. In the democratic system that we practice, you can always disagree if you feel what you see in the system does not agree with your expectation.”
By Augustine Akhilomen