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DEFECTIONS: Okorocha offers explanations



DEFECTIONS: Okorocha offers explanations

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has assured that defections from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has come to an end.

Okorocha, who is the Chairman of APC Governors’ Forum, stated this in Abuja after leading APC governors to a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Wednesday night.

Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Okorocha, said the meeting deliberated on the defections of two of their colleagues.

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“Two of our colleagues left our party. This is politics, it is unfortunate that they have to go.

“We have 22 states, 53 senators now. Nobody is leaving the party anymore. Those who have left, we are aware that they will leave long ago.

“President Buhari means well and he is willing to fight corruption and you all know if you are fighting corruption, it will fight back.

“This is what’s happening,’’ he said. It will recalled that three governors elected on the platform of the party defected within a the space of a week to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, while scores of federal and state lawmakers have also dumped the party, including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

According to PDP leaders, more defections are expected in the coming weeks as the nation prepares for the 2019 general elections.

All APC governors were present at the meeting except Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State who sent his deputy and Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara State who did not send any representation.


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