The party’s scribe gave this indication to welcome defecting federal lawmakers into its fold.
The All Progressives Congress says defecting member to it from opposition political parties will be granted a waiver as they will add value to its growth and development.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CEOCPC) John Akpanudoedehe, made this remark on Sunday in Abuja in a statement to welcome federal lawmakers of the House of Representatives who recently defected from some opposition political parties to the APC.
It will be recalled that in the previous weeks, the opposition had lost Aliyu Yako (Kiru/Bebeji, Kano) who defected from the main opposition PDP) and Danjuma Shiddi (Ibi/Wukari, Taraba) who abandoned All Progressives Grand Alliance to the APC.
The following members had earlier announced their defection to the APC during a recent plenary: they are Tajudeen Adefisoye (Idanre/Ifedore, Ondo) and Sam Onuigbo (Ikwuano/Umuahia, Abia). Mr. Akpanudoedehe also told the media that at the recent meeting of APC South South leaders, two members of the Federal House of Representatives from Rivers, Chisom Dike and Ephraim Nwuzi representing Eleme, Tai Oyigbo and Etche and Omuma Federal Constituencies also changed camp to the APC.
The Secretary said the development signposts a political fact that the APC is at home with the masses with the management by the CECPC.
“The mass defection to the APC is a signpost of the democratic and progressive environment the CECPC has created in the APC by accommodating all interests and ensuring peace, unity, fairness, equity, justice, inclusion and entrenching internal democracy.
“While we are confident that the new entrants will contribute their quota to the growth of the APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration,
“The CECPC assures that in line with the resolution of the last virtual emergency APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, waivers will be granted to those who have joined, or want to join the APC,” he said.
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