President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the defection of Senators from Nigeria’s ruling party, APC to opposition parties.
Mr Buhari while reacting admitted that the All Progressive Congress did it best to prevent the lawmakers from defecting.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu had their homes in the early hours of Tuesday taken over by security operatives.
The plot is said to be a ploy to prevent them from making it to the National Assembly today because of a plan by many lawmakers to decamp from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The plan failed as Mr Saraki latter surfaced at the Senate and while his deputy was prevented from leaving his residence.
The gale of defection started at the Senate with 15 APC lawmakers leaving the APC. Their counterparts at the House of Representatives numbering about 36 also left the party. Most of them defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
Reacting, Buhari admitted his party used all at their disposal to stop the lawmakers.
“I wish all of our party members who today defected, the very best in their future undertakings,” the president said in a tweet on Tuesday through his twitter handle, @MBuhari.
“The APC has done its best to stop the defections, and I must commend the party leadership for working tirelessly to unite the party and position it for future victory,” he added.
Meanwhile, Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says he is happy about the defection of some lawmakers who left the party to opposition parties.
Mr Oshiomhole stated this while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.