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Defection: Aggrieved APC Senators Meet buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with aggrieved senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja.

The lawmakers numbering about twenty-two had threatened to dump the ruling party following their failure to clinch the return ticket of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The Chief Whip of the 9th senate, Orji Uzor Kalu who led the aggrieved lawmakers said the senators felt disenfranchised by the process.

President Buhari while addressing the aggrieved lawmakers at the meeting, charged them to exercise restraint in their plan to dump APC.

Recalled that some lawmakers have dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party.

Buhari in his statement said the plan of the lawmakers to dump the party is a threat to APC’s majority in the National Assembly.

Kalu while speaking after the said the aggrieved lawmakers would not dump the party ahead of the 2023 race.

The Chief Whip said in a statement, “Earlier this afternoon, I led the 22 aggrieved Senators and members of the All Progressive Congress to President Muhammad Buhari, GCFR.”

“Our meeting with Mr President was successful and the issue of decamping from our party has been laid to rest.”

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