Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of Nigeria’s leading party All Progressives Congress (APC), has encouraged disgruntled lawmakers to leave if they wish to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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Oshiomhole expressed his opinion in Abuja on Thursday during a caucus meeting at the House of Representatives.
According to a report from Sahara Reporters, Oshiomhole stressed that APC will not offer bribes or “automatic tickets” to defecting party members, adding that no single individual will get a preferential treatment.
His word: ‘…Therefore, those who want to leave APC for PDP should feel free to move on. Everyone knows there are no moneybags from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Access to NNPC has been cut off, too.’
He continued with a warning to existing and aspiring lawmakers.
‘The time for converting defence fund to private pockets is in the past. And we have seen those who availed themselves of the opportunity – they are helping security agencies with explanations.’
Oshiomhole joked that pit latrines are open and corrupt party members, as well as indicted members of the opposition, are vomiting left, right and centre.
‘They are confessing like witches and wizards,’ he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s party (APC) lost a total number of 37 House members on Tuesday, excluding 15 senators (now 14) who had earlier relinquished their mandates.