The wind of defection is blowing across states in Nigeria and the echelon of power is where its storm is raging the highest. 

On Tuesday, even though it was long awaited, the President of the Senate ended the finger pointing by coming out plain to say he is no longer in love with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). 

He has dumped the party and he issued a statement like an 'Epistle to Nigerians' back his decision. 

After his defection, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his former political party, have started making comments about his dumping of the APC. 

He is the third in command in Nigeria's political sphere and his defection is one that will surely raise so much dust. 

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, known for his antagonistic comments against the ruling party, is one of the members of the opposition party that is gaining all the big numbers and he is in celebration mood over the decision of the Senate President. 

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He see tyranny in the affairs of the APC and believes more defections will happen. 

In a post on his Twitter page, Governor Fayose said: "Good to hear that three prominent Nigerians left APC house of tyranny today.


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"I welcome my brother and friend, Senator Bukola Saraki and Kwara Governor, Alhaji Ahmed to out great party, the PDP. More to come.

"Together, we must rescue Nigeria and its people from these tyrants.

"When the person elected to defend and promote a ruling party chooses to dump the party for the main opposition party, such a party has ended. More to come.

"We must collectively rescue Nigeria and its people from these tyrants".

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, who recently made official his intention to vie for the presidency in 2019 election, is also happy that the Senate President has finally left the APC. 

He wants Dr. Saraki to return to the PDP.

In a statement by his media aide, Mr Paul Ibe, on Tuesday in Abuja, Mr Abubakar said he received the news of Saraki’s resignation from the APC with great joy, saying that Saraki’s ordeal in APC was all too familiar to lovers of democracy in Nigeria and around the world.

“Leaving a party which maliciously prosecuted him and subjected him to the most degrading treatment, notwithstanding his status as the nation’s number three citizen, took courage, and I commend him.

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“What the APC did to Saraki is what they have also done to Nigeria as a nation. They have degraded our democracy and our economy.

“Bukola Saraki is a product of the PDP, under whose banner he became a Presidential Adviser, Governor and Senator. The PDP’s ideology and political philosophy is conducive to Sen. Saraki’s political leaning.

“I therefore not only welcome Senator Saraki’s resignation from the APC, I also urge him to go one step further and join the only party capable of enshrining genuine democracy in Nigeria as well as lasting economic progress.

"I urge Senator Saraki to join our great party, the PDP,’’ he said.

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The Senate President had in a statement explaining why he took the decision to leave the APC said: “This is not a decision that I have made lightly.

"If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence".

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