Some House of Representatives members elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are planning to dump the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, had claimed that some APC lawmakers want to dump the ruling party for the PDP.
But the Majority Leader of the Green Chambers, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, said there was n truth in Elumelu’s statement, describing the PDP as a sinking party.
But in a statement on Saturday, PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan confirmed talks were ongoing with some lawmakers to defect to the opposition party.
According to the PDP spokesperson, the lawmakers want to leave the ruling party because it has failed Nigerians.
“The Peoples Democratic Party counsels the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the House of Representatives to stop whining over the decision of some APC members to quit their party in the face of widespread discontentment trailing the failures of the APC and Buhari administration to address the rising insecurity and excruciating economic hardship ravaging our country,” the PDP statement read.
“The PDP also berates the APC leadership in the House of Representatives for resorting to personal attack on the Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, for informing Nigerians of the decision of the APC lawmakers to join forces with the PDP in our quest to rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC.
“The unwarranted attack on the Minority Leader has further exposed the insensitivity of the APC leadership in the House of Representatives to the killings, kidnapping, bloodletting, violence, hunger and utter hopelessness pervading our country due to the manifest incompetence and divisiveness of the Buhari-led APC administration.
Buhari-led APC Overwhelmed
“The attack further shows that the APC leadership in the House is insensitive to the fact that our nation is heading to a failed state; that all parts of our nation is practically under siege; that Nigerians can no longer move freely around our country, as terrorists, bandits and kidnappers have taken over towns, communities and highways in various parts of our country, and that President Buhari-led APC has no solution, having been overwhelmed by the demands of governance.
“The PDP counsels the APC leadership in the House of Representatives to note that the move by the lawmakers is in consonance with the wishes and aspiration of the vast majority of their constituents and Nigerians across board, who are fed up with the failures of the APC administration.
“For the avoidance of doubt, our party confirms being in talks with patriotic Nigerians who are trapped in the APC; who are fed up with the incompetence, lies, falsehood and corruption in the APC administration and, as such, ready to join forces with our party to rescue our nation.”