2023: Saraki rattled by gale of defections in PDP, hurriedly flee Nigeria

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Former President of the Senate Dr. Abubarkar Bukola Saraki reportedly left the country and made a whistle stop in Atlanta, Georgia to pay a courtesy call on Senator Ademola Adeleke and his Big Brother Dr Adedeji Adeleke before departing to New York.

This hurried departure of Saraki who is the national leader of the PDP and Chairman of the party’s national reconciliation committee may not be unconnected with the unprecedented and embarrassing gale of defections of PDP members to the ruling APC.

His travails is not limited to the national level alone, as party members locally in Saraki’s state, have keyed into the gale of defections cutting across all states of the federation.

Alhaji Suleiman Buhari, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state has resigned his membership of the party.

Suleiman, who until his resignation was the State Organizing Secretary of the PDP in Kwara state, was also a former State Chairman of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC before the merger with other political parties that formed APC.

It was gathered that the former PDP chieftain had prior to his resignation, removed himself from all WhatsApp groups related to Kwara politics, including Saraki loyalists groups.

In a related development, some PDP leaders have concluded talks with the Chairman, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni on their defection to the APC.

Unverified reports making the rounds indicate that more governors elected on the platform of the PDP are also planning to defect to the APC anytime soon. One of the governors named in the reports is Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state.

Interestingly, the governor has not debunked the reports linking him with plans to dump the PDP even as the rumour has continued to gain traction in the media space.

Consequently Zamfara State Governor,Bello Mohammed Matawalle has officially joined the All Progressives Congress (APC, , alongside some Federal and state legislators, as well as thousands of supporters.

Matawalle while addressing supporters on the defection said “If I didn’t join the APC before President Buhari wraps up his Presidency in 2023; I would have regretted not being part of his success.”

He also revealed that Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri will also follow suit in dumping the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling APC.

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