Members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress in the National Assembly will defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by the end of July if a report by Punch was anything to go by.
According to the paper, all was set for senators and reps members belonging to the splinter group in the ruling party to dump the party for the major opposition ahead of the 2019 general election.
It said the would-be defectors’ grouse against the APC was not same with some having issues with their state governors, and some the presidency. The bottom line, according to the report, was that they were not in pole position to get the party’s tickets and return to the national assembly, so their planned defection.
“Return ticket is the issue. In the APC, many of them have been told to forget 2019. If they will get it in PDP, then that is the aim of the planned mass defection. There are consultations across board and before the end of the month, they will make the defection come through.
“With the split, the R-APC has fulfilled the provision of Section 68(1)(g) of the 1999 Constitution. There are sufficient grounds to leave the APC today with the division created by the split,” the paper quoted a highly placed R-APC member as saying.