Saraki’s Defection Won’t Affect APC – Lai Mohammed

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the exit of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not affect the party.

Saraki, on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, announced his departure from the ruling party.

According to Mohammed, the Senate President had been acting like a member of the opposition from the beginning.

The minister said it while speaking to journalists after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.

He also said that the Kwara state chapter is being repositioned to deliver the state to President Buhari in 2019.

“The APC can only be stronger in Kwara. Realising this, the true APC members in the state have come together to strengthen the party, open its doors to new members and reposition it for the 2019 elections, with a view to delivering Kwara to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“This was what we did this past weekend, and you saw the way the people reacted.

“Yet, what happened at the weekend was not even a rally. It was a consultative stakeholders’ meeting. And it was a defining moment for the millions of Kwarans seeking political direction and emancipation.

“Thankfully, the national leadership of our party has hearkened to our demands by dissolving the executives and constituting a caretaker committee.

“That offers a fresh start for the APC in Kwara. No one tree, no matter how big, can make a forest. Every Kwaran is important in the emerging political dispensation in the state, and it is the realization of this new dawn that has set the state agog for the APC,” he added

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