By George Oshogwe Ogbolu
The Chairman of the Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has said the defection of lawmakers would not affect the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election.
Naija News reports that aggrieved lawmakers elected on the platform of the ruling party have recently left the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Labour Party (LP) and others.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Bashiru stated that the ruling APC has gained more members.
He said, “I want to first say that all politics are local. The politics of the State of Osun is different from national politics. I don’t know any of the existing National Assembly members in the State of Osun that has defected. So, if the argument is based on defection, I don’t see how the defections of somebody in Kebbi State or Katsina State will affect the fortune of my party in the State of Osun.”
The lawmaker said the number of APC senators had increased to 67, adding that those who left the party may have lost their popularity in the party.
“As to the question of the people who have […]