The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has said during his investiture as the national life grand patron of the Association of former Chairmen, Councillors and Ward Leaders in Nigeria at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja that the defection of the former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not lead to massive defection as envisaged.
“Let nobody fear that the defection of the former vice president is going to lead to any deluge, if anybody wants to defect, the day you are defecting is the day you bring out your heavy guns not later like the papers are speculating,” he stated.
“When you stand and they look at your right and left, they say ‘ah this man has done something great’. So don’t ever be afraid that there is going to be any massive defection. As a matter of fact the contrary is the case.
“The APC is growing in strength on a daily basis. Anybody who is anybody is virtually with the APC today. The reality is outside the APC there is no other party that is truly settled, not even the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is.
“They are still fighting about how to get a chairman and the rest of it. Today, they say money has come to buy the chairmanship position. So it is something you should take pride in.
“It is just that the remnants of the PDP have found their voice so they are screaming very loud and we think that the whole country is upside down. It is not. The country is making steady progress and your party is growing on a daily basis.”