Saturday June 19, 2021 4:56 AM

Defections to APC: Many Nigerians will be shocked, says Buni

Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has disclosed that the rate in which many politicians will defect to APC will shock Nigerians.

He made this revelation during a meeting between members of the Caretaker Committee and the APC Senate caucus in Abuja.

He cited examples of Yakubu Dogara, Governor David Umahi of Ebony, Sen Barnabas as prominent members of PDP that have embraced APC.

“Today, we are proud to say that the conflicts in most, if not all of the states have been settled. The party now proudly parade political heavyweights in their respective states that have either returned to the party or freshly joined the party.

“We have the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Former PDP National Chairman, Senator Barnabas Gemade, several members of the National Assembly, Chief Jimoh Ibrahim, former Head of service of the federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, Sen. Isa Hamma Misau, Alhaji Salisu Takai among others.

“Many others have indicated their interest to return or join the party. In fact, I want to assure you all that APC would soon shock Nigeria’s political space with massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of our great country. And by the grace of God, APC will undoubtedly remain Nigeria’s leading political party”, Buni said.

He also spoke about the ongoing plan by the ruling party to reconcile feuding members.

In his words: “the reconciliation exercise by the committee as part of its interventions demands internal resolutions within the party, and calls for all court cases against the party to be withdrawn from the courts to allow internal settlement of the various disputes.

“The caretaker committee has collected all such cases, including identifying the parties to the disputes and litigations, and has made schedules for immediate withdrawal of litigations, while equally setting out procedures for hearing out all aggrieved members, including creating a neutral ground for all to voice out their grievances.

“As at today, the party has recorded a large number of resolved intra-party disputes while others are ongoing with strong prospects of resolving them,” he added.

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