Buhari, Oshiomhole Respond to Defection Drama at the National Assembly



President Muhammadu Buhari and The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole have responded to the dramatic event that occurred at the National Assembly yesterday, the 24th of July 2018 whereby 37 Representatives and 14 senators abandoned the APC for other parties.

In a statement by the president’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said the defection will not cause any harm or injury on the Party (PDP) and its aspiration towards the coming election.

According to Punch, Shehu quoted the president as urging members of the APC not to despair over the development which he described as a “seasonal occurrence”.

Buhari wished well, the members who left the party and expressed his total commitment to the values of democracy, freedom of choice as well as total willingness to work with all members of the National Assembly irrespective of their Party.

Meanwhile, Oshiomhole told State House Correspondence that the business of governance must be driven by Men and Women of honor and not those who are there only for personal gains.

He added that “if the motivation is personal interest, what is it for me? What have I gained? And how many people have I done xyz for? If that is the basis, the earlier those in this business of personal gains return to where they belong, the better”.

Oshiomhole also made it clear that his party (APC) is not disturbed nor threatened by the movement. “This party that I am privileged to chair is not worried at all, we are not disturbed. I am not going to miss my sleep and we will go into the campaign. He said.

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