Although the Senate President Bukola Saraki has never hid his plans of leaving the ruling party All Progressives Congress, but most people think he would delay his official defection perhaps towards the end of the year.
However, he blew the trumpet yesterday and finally announced his defection to People’s Democratic Party.
He also commended the efforts of Vice president Osinbajo and the new APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to stop him and some other prominent politicians from leaving the party, but Saraki the efforts was frustrated by some individuals.
The news of Senate President defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kept tongues wagging.
Saraki, who served his two terms as governor under PDP, said he was forced out of the ruling party.
While some praised him for his action, other said he betrayed the party. Here are some reactions.
Now that Saraki and Ahmed have dumped APC, Oshiomhole needs to loss some sleep because the battle of Kwara will need the inputs of the great Strategist
— Ibrahim Ola Balogun (@IOBalogun1) July 31, 2018
Senate President Bukola Saraki did not defect today. He did since 2015. And should PDP really rejoice? There is no betrayal in politics sha. Let's see the strategic reaction of the All Peoples Congress.
— Olamilekan Adeshina (@Phattyket) July 31, 2018
Not sure this timing is wise.
Depending on how desperate APC feels, all they have to do is approach Court to activate the judgement of the Supreme Court & declare Saraki's Senate vacant (along with several NASS guys)
And February is too far to delay the matter till. https://t.co/THpckxDnZn
— ADÉKÚNLÉ (@adekunleth) July 31, 2018
I make a prediction that both Bukola Saraki and his Governor will join our great party, @OfficialPDPNig, either today or before this week is over. I also make another prediction that many other APC members will soon be leaving the sinking APC ship. Mark my words!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 31, 2018