75 Percent of Senators Ready To Dump APC- PDP Reveals

By Ikenga Chronicles November 10, 2016

Ahead of the 2019 elections, more than 75 per cent of the senators belonging to the All Progressives Congress(APC)have concluded plans to dump the ruling party for a new one.

The Spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic the Party, Dayo Adeyeye, who spoke on Wednesday evening claimed most of the APC Senators are aggrieved with president Muhamamdu Buhari’s highhandedness and undemocratic spirit.

He said, “More than three quarter of the senators are already discussing the possibility of being in our party and form an alliance with us.”

“You know how the APC came into being. We are already discussing with them and individually, the senators and other are already discussing the possibility of forming an alliance with us.”

“We don’t want solo discussion and this is the reason why we have to form a committee to handle such discussions.”

Adeyeye, a former Minister of State for Works during the reign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, said the question on the possibility of changing the name of the PDP would be discussed at a higher quarters.

“We want to regain power democratically in 2019. We are doing everything possible to get it,” he added.

The grand plan according to sources close to the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee was to dump the PDP after ensuring that it had gained sufficient confidence of those who appeared to have lost out in the APC.

A member of the National Working Committee of the party under Sheriff, who spoke on condition of anonymity, wondered why the Makarfi camp would set up what he described as “inter-party committee” instead of “intra-party” committee to reposition the former ruling party ahead of 2019.

The source added, “They (members of the Makarfi group) have been meeting clandestinely with some disgruntled members of the APC with a view to forming a new party ahead of 2019.

“They are also talking with those who have corruption cases against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, the Police or the Code of Conduct Tribunal.”

He said, “They are looking for people of questionable character and all those who are not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari in the APC are their target.”

“How do you set up an inter-party committee when the problem is with us, the PDP alone?”

“Why would they be scouting for people who have corruption cases against them, and those who are being tried for one criminal case or the other?”

“For us, we will take the party to the people who own it and we won’t allow just one governor to lord it over the people of his state at all times.”

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