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REVEALED: The Main Reason Why Saraki, Dogara Are Still In APC



It has been revealed that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara are still in Nigeria’s ruling party for a reason.

On Tuesday, there was a mass exodus on the floor of National Assembly as 51 lawmakers left the All Progressive Congress for People’s Democratic Party amid speculation that there could more defection in the coming days.

A new report in the Daily Trust has emerged that the duo of Saraki and Dogara are delaying their defection to create a bigger impact on the troubled party.

“For now, Saraki and Dogara are closely watching how the events of yesterday would be responded to by the Presidency, other power brokers and Nigerians. “However, I want to assure you that many PDP legislators would defect to APC soon. “But one thing is certain, the two principal officers are already out of the APC, I can assure you that in the coming days, they would move to the PDP alongside some governors, more senators and Rep members just the way we would receive some, so it is not yet over,” the report quoted a source as saying. 

The source added that right now, it was certain that Governors Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) and Samuel Ortom (Benue) would defect to the PDP. The same source reportedly expressed doubts on where Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) stands. “If you remember, some APC governors led by Abdulaziz Yari and Kashim Shettima had met with Tambuwal in Sokoto. “They actually cautioned him against moving to the PDP because he would not get what he wants, which is the presidential ticket; I think he agreed,” he said. The report quoted another source as saying there was a huge difference between the defections of nPDP in 2015 and what happened on Tuesday, July 24. “All those that defected yesterday were much stronger and influential politically in 2015. With the exception of Saraki, many of them have lost out in their states,” the source said.