FORMER Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has raised alarm over the planned defections of 22 Senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Chairman and National Secretary o 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.