The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said Bukola Saraki and others who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were migrant politicians who had no political address.
Oshiomhole stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the party’s 6th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
The National Chairman also said the party had become organized and stronger since Saraki and others defected to the PDP.
He said ‘’our party is stronger, smarter, more cohesive and there is no better evidence than the fact that we have won all the major elections after they left the party.
“We have seen people who go back to their communities to decamp and we see uncommon defectors,” the APC national chairman said.
According to Oshiomhole, those defectors left the party to pursue their personal ambition which they believed they cannot realise in the APC.
“Though they were not denied the opportunity to try out that ambition, they arrived at the conclusion that the only way they can realise their ambitions was to relocate and they relocated.
“Of course, for a distant observer, he would think that this was a huge blow to our party,” he noted.
‘’Those who defected from the APC have no political address, because they’ll keep moving from one party to another every season for the purpose of contesting elections,” he added.
The APC national chairman stressed that the party’s change agenda meant a move from a political order that services only the political elite at the expense of the poor.
He added that since the change would not allow business as usual, the conservatives had to leave on their own.
According to him, the party has worked very hard to reconcile angry members and will continue to ensure peace and unity in all its chapters.
“We are very proud to say that upon our assumption of office, we have won nearly all the elections that have taken place, particularly the ones at the states, Senatorial and House of Representatives.
“The first task before us was the election in Ekiti and under your leadership, as they say when the righteous rules, the people rejoice.
“The party won the election in Ekiti and your own former Minister who your Excellency graciously relieved of his appointment to enable him go back to his state to serve his people, was elected.
“Mr President, you played a huge role in the electioneering campaign leading to that election,” Oshiomhole said.