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DEFECTIONS: More to come —Ekweremadu

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has described the rate at which members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are dumping the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties in alliance with PDP as nothing yet.

He said that what the nation witnessed in the last few days, being the defection of scores of federal lawmakers and the return of the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the PDP was just “a tip of the iceberg”.

He stated this when he spoke after the inauguration of the Agwu Local Government chapter of the Gburugburu Movement, which champions the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in Enugu State on Saturday.

Explaining that what is happening now was no longer anybody’s individual political ambition but a movement to rescue Nigeria, Ekweremadu boasted that the opposition group is not only the biggest political party, but also the fastest growing political party in Africa today.

He said, “Spirits have been high within the PDP family and Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) for some time now, especially following the joining and rejoining of the PDP and the coalition by scores of National and State Assembly Members as well as the Governor of Benue State.

“We are happy for this. But I have good news for you. Nigerians have only witnessed a tip of the iceberg. More are on their way because it is no longer about anybody’s individual political ambition. It is now a movement to rescue Nigeria. So, we are not only the biggest political party, we are also the fastest growing political party in Africa today.

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“I want to assure you that so many respected Nigerians have also keyed into this movement to rescue Nigeria because the world is now very worried for our nation. So, in a matter of months, Nigerians will go to the polls to enthrone a new order of peace, unity, security, and respect for the rule of law.”

No less than 48 National Assembly members, Governor Ortom and some state assembly lawmakers had last week dumped the APC.

 

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