I Am Not Bothered About The Defections – Buhari

I Am Not Bothered About The Defections – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not bothered about the defections in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The President said this on Sunday during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy, Lome. “I am not bothered about the defections,” he said, adding that, “Ordinary Nigerians have developed confidence in us and are defending us. I assure you, the majority of Nigerians back home are appreciative of our efforts.”

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President while addressing the Nigerian community in Togo blamed the poor power situation in the country on corruption. Buhari believes that Nigerians would not be complaining today if past governments had utilised 25 per cent of the huge oil revenue available to them.

The President’s comments come a week after some lawmakers dumped the ruling APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Last week Tuesday, 14 Senators including Dino Melaye, former Governor of Kano Rabiu Kwankwaso declared their intention to quit APC, under whose platform they were elected.

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