Jostling for 2019 polls intensifies
By Anthony Opara
The spate of defections in the Nigerian political space is leading to a atate of apprehension in the country, The Difference has learnt.
With the development, opinions are divided as to exactly what effect it could have on the socio-political and deveelopmental fortunes of the nation.
Among the recent instances of high-level defections are those involving Senators and members of the house of representatives, many of whom have left the ruling APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and that of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who similarly left the APC for the PDP.
President Muhammadu Buhari has already thrown his hat into the ring to aspire to run for a second term in office on the platform of the ruling APC.
As the gale of movements continue, reports are that states like Kwara, Kano and Sokoto may also be hit by the defection bug in the next few days. Governor Abdul-fatah Ahmed of Kwara has already confirmed that he is under pressure from his people to dump the APC.
All across the country, the ruling APC has now swung into full ‘damage control’ mode as part of efforts to checkmate the losses it is presently suffering on account of the defections.
APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu