My Chances Of Leaving APC Very High - Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki says his chances of leaving the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are “very, very high”.
Saraki made the comments to Reuters hours after 14 senators from the party defected.
On Tuesday, 14 senators left APC. While 12 joined the PDP, two others joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Senators that joined the PDP are: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano); Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara); Shaba Lafiagi (Kwara); Bayero Nafada (Gombe); Ubale Shittu (Jigawa); Dino Melaye (Kogi); Abdullahi Danbaba (Sokoto); Isa Hamma Misau (Bauchi); Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi); Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna); Barnabas Gemade (Benue) and Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun).
Monsurat Sumonu (Oyo) and Abdulaziz Nyako (Adamawa) opted for the ADC.
Most of the senators that defected are believed to be loyalists of Saraki.
It was gathered that Saraki delayed his defection to the PDP to guard his position.
Saraki is said to be closely watching how the events of Tuesday would be responded to by the Presidency, other power brokers and Nigerians.
The Senate President has been having a running battle with the federal government.
A siege was laid to the residence of Saraki in Abuja on Tuesday but the police denied involvement, accusing the senate president of stage-managing it to whip up sentiment.
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