Buhari Explains Why NASS Members' Defection Happened
So much happened on Tuesday, including the birth of a trending hashtag - #TyrantBuhari, President Muhammadu Buhari, seems not to be disturbed by all that.
Hours after 15 members of the Senate and 37 members of the House of Representatives left his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Buhari gave a little insight into why the lawmakers left the ruling party to rejoin their old party.
He says he is totally committed to the values of democracy, freedom of choice as well as total willingness to work with all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political party, for the benefit of the nation.
No Grievance Against Me
In his reaction to the developments Tuesday morning at the National Assembly, the President noted that none of the defecting federal lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had any specific grievances against him or the government he leads; neither did he harbour anything against any of them.
“As the saying goes, all politics is local.
"We understand that some of the distinguished and honourable lawmakers have issues with their home states, especially on zoning which bars some of them from seeking another term in their constituencies,” he said.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, President Buhari explained that the APC had done its utmost to stop the defections.
I Wish You The Best
He commended the leadership of the party for relentlessly working for its unity and ensuring success in the upcoming elections.
The President also assured members of the APC of his total support and urged party faithful not to despair but to see the defections as a seasonal occurrence that happens on election eve.
He expressed confidence that no harm or injury will be done to the party and its aspirations by the movements.
"President Buhari wished all the decamped members the best in their future undertakings," the statement further read.
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