The general election of 2019 is approaching, and more members are defecting from All Progressives Congress party. On the 22nd of November, two members of the House of Representatives have resigned their membership of APC.
According to the Punch report, on Thursday, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, read the resignation letters of the members who decided to leave the party. Just one day before this, two members on the platform of All Progressives Congress have defected from the ruling party.
So, who are they, politicians who decided to defect from the ruling party in the lead-up to the election? Mukalia Kazeem from Oguna state and Kolawole Babatunde from Ondo state were the first to resign from the party on Wednesday. One day after, on the 22nd of November Stephen Olemija from Ondo state and Ahmed Abu from Niger state also resigned from the ruling party. Mr. Abu has defected to Social Democratic Party, and Mr. Olemija defected to the Action Alliance.
It is also should be noted as previously reported by Legit.ng, the aggrieved aspirants on the APC platform in the South-south zone of the country demanded to remove Adams Oshiomhole from the post of the national chairman of All Progressives Congress. Reportedly, the aspirants declared that the there is no bright future for the party in the general election in 2019 unless the current national chairman resigns.
Alhaji Mumakai-Unaga Bassey Okon Ubor has signed the communique, where he argued that taking into consideration the allegations of corruption against Oshiomhole it would be the right decision for him to resign. The stakeholders emphasized their support and loyalty in the pre-election application of President Muhammadu Buhari, but they condemned the replacing of the names of the candidates who won the party’s primary elections with those who did not win.
The communique insists on the immediate ratification of the situation to curtail the trials that are currently being held in courts in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, and also the abolition of loyal party members to smaller parties.