52 Senators, Reps, others to face agency
APC: no faction
LEADERS WHO MAY GO
- Bukola Saraki
- Yakubu Dogara
- Rabiu Kwankwaso
- Monsurat Sunmonu
- Isa Misau
- Dino Melaye
- Soji Akanbi
- Muhammed Shittu
- Shehu Sani
- Suleiman Hunkuyi
- Sha’aba Lafiagi
- Rafiu Ibrahim
- Kabiru Marafa
- Aliyu Abdullahi
REPS WHO WILL STAY
- Kebbi 8
- Sokoto 6
- Zamfara 6
- Katsina 13
- Kano 14
- Jigawa 10
- Kaduna 8
- Niger 10
- Kwara —
- Kogi 3
- Nasarawa 4
- Plateau 5
- Bauchi 10
- Yobe 6
- Borno 10
- Adamawa 4
- Gombe 6
- Taraba 4
- Benue 4
- Lagos 18
- Osun 8
- Oyo 13
- Ondo 5
- Ogun 7
The plot to trigger a break up within the All Progressives Congress(APC) has suffered a significant setback, with some leaders of the social gathering refusing to affix the Reformed All Progressives Congress(R-APC).
Some bigwigs, who’ve opted to stay in APC, embody former Governor Abdullahi Adamu; former Governor Aliyu Wammako; former Governor Danjuma Goje; former Governor Adamu Aliero; former Governor Kabiru Gaya; Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Governor Yahaya Bello and Governor Jibrilla Bindow. There are a number of others.
Becoming a member of a number of the APC chieftains, together with those that had been in new Peoples Democratic Occasion (nPDP), are over 184 Representatives and no fewer than 52 senators within the Parliamentary Help Group (PSG).
The APC leaders want to stay within the social gathering to chart their very own political path as an alternative of teaming up with Senate President Bukola Saraki, Home Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, some senators and members of the Home to nurture the R-APC.
It was additionally learnt that the PSG leaders within the Nationwide Meeting met Wednesday night to rally in opposition to the R-APC’s anti-President Muhammadu Buhari plot.
“Many APC members do not buy the idea of forming R-APC to “settle scores and promote self-aggrandisement,” a supply stated yesterday.
The supply, who spoke in confidence, stated the political outlook and permutations don’t favour R-APC
The supply stated: “Not like the case in 2014, there’s a crack within the nPDP (now remodeled into R-APC) and it doesn’t have the quantity to trigger any upset within the ruling APC. The factionalisation plot is lifeless on arrival due to sheer ambition.
“There was wholesale merger/ defection in 2014 by nPDP to APC however a few of these leaders want to stay in APC. Ex-Governors Wammako, Goje, Aliero and Abdullahi Adamu, amongst others have distanced themselves from R-APC which is being promoted solely by three leaders.
“Some APC leaders are additionally conscious of the last word objective of R-APC leaders to defect to the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) if the phrases of their present negotiation are acceptable. They can not perceive why they are going to be in R-APC (a transit camp) at the moment and hop to PDP the following day.
“A couple of R-APC leaders are confused. They search refuge in PDP and African Democratic Congress (ADC) on the similar time. As an example, whereas Kwankwaso has been having talks with PDP, there are indications that he’s extra at house with ADC, already adopted by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s group only for the sake of a presidential ticket.”
In Sokoto State, Wammako has made it clear that he is not going to be a part of forces with Governor Tambuwal in R-APC to destabilise APC
“All the three senators and six out of 11 members of the House of Representatives have shunned the bait from Governor Tambuwal to join R-APC. They have pitched tent with their leader, ex-Governor Aliyu Wammako,” the supply stated.
In Kano, two out of the three senators and 14 of the 24 Home of Representatives members “have left Kwankwaso to his fate”. They’re in alliance with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.”
A former governor stated yesterday: “I do not have an uncertain political future; I remain in APC and not any other group.”
APC is claimed to not be threatened by the R-APC. This, stated the sources, is as a result of “as some of these leaders are leaving, the APC is also gaining more members, including Sen. Hope Uzodinma and Sen. John Enoh. “Sen. Sunday Ogbuoji from Ebonyi have also defected from PDP to our party,” he stated, including:
“In fact, there is a prospect of an alliance pact between APC and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as part of looking into the future.”
The supply confirmed that some social gathering leaders, senators and Representatives might go away APC attributable to political aspirations and different pursuits.
A few of those that might go embody, Dr. Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara; ex-Governor Murtala Nyako; Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso; Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu; Sen. Isa Misau; Sen. Dino Melaye; Sen. Soji Akanbi; Sen. Muhammed Shitu; Sen. Shehu Sani: Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi; Sen. Mohammed Sha’aba Lafiagi; Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim; Sen. Kabiru Marafa; and Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.
A few of these leaders from Bauchi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Oyo and Jigawa have “irreconcilable differences” with their governors. A couple of others are not wished by their constituents. Some are bold; others have been dedicated to nPDP as an alternative of the APC proper from 2015 and others have native peculiarities, The Nation learnt.
“Ordinarily, Nyako does not have business with R-APC but because of local politics in Adamawa State, he has chosen to leave APC. For example, Sen. Soji Akanbi from Oyo State wants to be a governor and he may adopt another party to realise his ambition.”
“Speaker Dogara has the identical native problem and likewise his political destiny is tied to his mentor, Governor Tambuwal. Tambuwal is claimed to have made up his thoughts to go away APC due to his presidential ambition.
“There are points in Kaduna, Jigawa and Kogi states which have compelled R-APC leaders to hibernate elsewhere,” the supply stated.
Members of the PSG on Wednesday met in Abuja on how you can cease R-APC members’ plot in opposition to President Buhari within the Nationwide Meeting.
The breakdown of the senators within the Higher Chamber is as follows: APC 65; PDP 39; APGA two; lifeless senators (two) and senator in jail (one).
A rating senator stated: “The PSG can mobilize no less than 52 senators and over 184 members of the Home of Representatives to curtail the political rampage of the R-APC leaders.
“We’ve got achieved our homework to place the President in good stead and be capable to focus on his job. We is not going to take issues with no consideration.
“This was why we met on Wednesday to take inventory and put counter-measures in place in opposition to R-APC members.”
In an interview yesterday, a revered member of the APC within the Northeast stated R-APC chief Buba Galadima fell out with Buhari when the President determined to develop his political base out of the outdated CPC conclave in 2015.
Now Kwankwaso’s acolyte, Galadima was amongst these whose sectional antics ensured Buhari misplaced thrice earlier than 2015. Folks like him misplaced relevance the second Buhari opted to achieve out outdoors the outdated Northwest base.
*In Benin yesterday, the report of the involvement of Kassim Afegbua, erstwhile media aide to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was dismissed as “comic relief”.
An APC chief from Edo North stated: “I’m not stunned in any respect that Afegbua would search relevance by becoming a member of them (R-APC).
“He was rehabilitated by Oshiomhole with an appointment in Edo State between 2012 and 2016.
“Within the APC major in 2016, whereas his boss was backing Godwin Obaseki, he betrayed him by working for one more aspirant who misplaced woefully.
“Quite than sack him, Oshiomhole was magnanimous sufficient to retain him as Data Commissioner. Effectively, you can clarify his working for a unique candidate as his democratic proper. However guess what, when Obaseki turned a candidate in 2016, he determined to work for opposition PDP.
“Simply think about the dearth of honour and precept. How do you place such an individual? So, for us in Edo, we’re simply laughing. Edo APC is 100 per cent for and behind Oshiomhole. “
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