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2023: 22 APC senators set to join PDP – Fani-Kayode

A FORMER Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode,  has alleged that at least 22 Senators have perfected plans to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming weeks.

Fani-Kayode, who stated this on his verified Twitter handle, yesterday, said the affected Senators were unhappy because they were denied the party’s ticket for the 2023 elections.

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He urged the APC leaders to act fast or risk a mass exodus from the party with just eight months to the next general elections.

The ex-minister wrote: “22 APC Senators are threatening to decamp to PDP because they have been denied the tickets to return to the Senate.

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“This is serious and something must be done to prevent it. Many are concerned and we urge our able National Chairman & National Secretary to reach them. We cannot afford to lose them.”

The ruling party has lost at least seven key members to PDP in the last few weeks.

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The defectors included Senators Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi) Adamu Aliero (Kebbi), Dauda Jika (Bauchi), Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi), and Francis Alimikhena (Edo).

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