The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, has expressed worry over defections of party members to the opposition as the 2023 elections approach.
Seven senators dumped APC for other opposition parties after they failed to secure the governing party’s ticket to contest the 2023 elections.
Members of the Senate who have defected from the APC are Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi) Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Dauda Jika (Bauchi), Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi), and Francis Alimikhena (Edo).
Briefing reporters after a closed-door meeting with APC senators, Adamu described the gale of defections as unfortunate, adding that however, defections are expected during the electioneering season.
“In every election year, these kinds of subs steps give cause for people, stakeholders to sneeze.
"Nigeria is not an exception and the APC is not an exception.
“So, I don’t give a damn what is happening in other parties. I care about what is happening in our party.
“You know that it is not just in APC that this thing is happening.
"Because we are the ruling party, our problems are more prominent in the public glare.
“No responsible leader would not worry about losing one member, not to talk of two, three.
“At the moment, we are faced with the stark reality of their problems but we are committed with my colleagues in the National Working Committee to face the problems squarely and solve them by the grace of God,” he said.