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NASS Defection Won't Affect Buhari's Re-Election, Says Yoruba Ronu



We Tried To Stop Mass Defection To No Avail - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari (File Photo)

Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, a socio-cultural group, has disclosed that the Tuesday's defection of some members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers to some other political parties would not have any effect on President Muhammadu Buhari's bid for re-election in 2019.

In a press statement, the secretary -General of the group, Mr Akin Malaolu, made this disclosure known in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Malaolu, some political elements are making futile efforts to pressurise democracy.

"We are not sad over the political troubles which some reactionary political elements are putting Nigeria's democracy into gloomy forebodings on account of war against corruption.

"They are not capable nor with the capacity to turn the table against APC in the 2019 elections.

"We hold on to these views mainly because Buhari was and still is the tree trunk that others leaned on to get into their seats at the National Assembly.

"Such characters' decision to cross carpet, though unlawful, will not carry them far and given time they shall all become sober and remorseful soon," the group said.

"Yoruba Ronu expected APC defectors' constituencies to ask qualified questions for which they must provide their people with good answers.

"The people of Nigeria today, now know their enemies to include looters and purveyors of irrational consolations that dotted our landscape.

"This clearly has drawn a line between evil and good, which shall herald us into a better and greater Nigeria of our dreams.

"One good thing that has stood for Buhari and his government is the respect for law and order with honesty to right the wrongs done to the helpless and hapless masses," he said.

He further admonished Nigerians who wants a progressive government to still believe in Buhari-led government.

Yoruba Ronu cautioned the Senate and House of Representatives against any attempt to impeach Buhari.

"We must, however, warn against forceful impeachment of the President, the consequences may be amazing in every nooks and crannies of the country.

"Anyone or group that pushes 20 million people into general resentments caused by religious divisions and to the ethnic may not survive it, that is not our wish for Nigeria," he said.

Naija News recalls that a total of 14 serving senators and 37 APC members of House of Representatives left majority for PDP, alleging lack of democracy within the APC.

Source: Naija News

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