22 APC Senators Planning To Defect To PDP – Fani Kayode Cries Out

According to Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation and top APC official, 22 more senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) intend to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He claimed that the senators’ intended defection stemmed from their being excluded off the party’s ticket to run in the elections of 2023.

Fani-Kayode said something must be done to stop the mass defections within the party in a tweet on Wednesday.

“22 APC Senators are threatening to decamp to PDP because they have been denied the tickets to return to the Senate. This is serious & something must be done to prevent it.Many are concerned & we urge our able Nat. Chairman & Nat. Sec. to reach them. We cannot afford to lose them,” he wrote.

Early today, Daily Trust had reported how seven senators dumped APC for other opposition parties.

Members of the Senate who defected from the APC are Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi) Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Dauda Jika (Bauchi), Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi), and Francis Alimikhena (Edo).

Briefing reporters after a closed-door meeting with APC senators, the party’s National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, said it was unfortunate that the lawmakers left the party.

He, however, said the defections were expected due to the electioneering season when the country usually witnesses all manner of things.

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