How Saraki, 16 Other Senators That Decamped From APC in 2018 Were Punished - Oshiomhole

How Saraki, 16 Other Senators That Decamped From APC in 2018 Were Punished - Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said that all senators that dumped the party alongside former Senate President, Bukola Saraki have been punished.
Oshiomhole, made this statement while speaking with the State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said: “But of course, we also know that there was an election in Kogi but that is a matter for another day when we present the governor re-elected.

But we do realize that all the 16 senators who decamped along with Senator Bukola Saraki from APC to PDP, hard as they have tried to come back, the Nigerian people in their respective constituencies, have insisted on punishing them for being disloyal and refusing to monetize their mandates.

I think the only one that is still struggling now is Dino Melaye but as you can see from the result so far, Senator Smart Adeyemi is leading by over 20,000 votes even though INEC insists we must have a re-run for the remaining areas, we are confident that there is no way he can make up for 20,000 vote deficit.

I think the lesson for us to be learnt as a party is rather clear, that when politicians go to the polls to collect mandate on a particular political platform and then they dumped the party for another party, the electorate will always be waiting for them.

Over time, we are likely to see people out of fear for the electorate, not monetising their mandate after they are elected.

But overall, we are grateful to Almighty God for making this election successful, we appreciate the people of Bayelsa State who have reposed confidence in our party and on our candidate.

Lawmakers such as Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano Central), Dino Melaye (Kogi West), Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun Central), Banabas Gemade (Benue North East) and Shaaba Lafiagi (Kwara North) decamped from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in July, 2018

Others include; Shitu Ubali (Jigawa North-East) and Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara South), Danbaba Ibrahim (Sokoto South), Nasif Nafada (Bauchi North), Usman Nafada (Gombe North), Suleman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North) and Isah Misau (Bauchi Central).

Senator Monsurat Sumonu (Oyo Central) and Muritala Nyako (Adamawa Central) defected from the APC to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), the political party adopted by the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) launched by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.

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