Buhari meets aggrieved APC lawmakers threatening to defect

Some aggrieved APC Senators met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja today June 28.

 

The Senators, numbering about 22, had pledged to defect from the party over the outcome of primaries in their state ahead of the 2023 general elections. The leader of the delegation, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, said the lawmakers felt disenfranchised by the process.

 

Speaking at the meeting, President Buhari urged the Senators to exercise restraint in their decision to defect from the party. According to President Buhari, the defections were a threat to the APC’s majority in the National Assembly.

 

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Senator Kalu said the aggrieved Senators would no longer pursue defection from the APC.

 

“Earlier this afternoon, I led the 22 aggrieved Senators and members of the All Progressive Congress to President Muhammad Buhari,GCFR.

Our meeting with Mr President was successful and the issue of decamping from our party has been laid to rest.”he said