2023: How lawmakers’ defections will affect Tinubu – Senate spokesman, Basiru

Spokesman of the Senate, Ajibola Basiru has insisted that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win next year’s elections despite the ongoing defections from the ruling party.

Basiru stated this on Wednesday, while making an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He said: “We will arrest the situation and ensure that all of us work assiduously for the emergence of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the platform of the APC in the 2023 general elections.

“I’m very optimistic that our party will win the 2023 presidential election.

“I will also say that just as we have senators that feel aggrieved they are not returning, you will also know that in those constituencies, there are also senators who are itching to ensure that they win elections and get into the 10th Assembly.”

Earlier this week, President Muhammadu Buhari met some APC senators who were aggrieved over the outcome of primary elections in their respective states.

The lawmakers, numbering about 22, had vowed to defect from the party over the alleged injustice resulting from lack of internal democracy during the party’s primaries.

Already, seven APC senators, including the immediate past Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, representing Kebbi North, former governor of Kebbi State, Adamu Aliero, Senator representing President Buhari in Katsina North, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, among others, have since jumped ships to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP

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