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.
In his words:“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.
As there are senators who feel aggrieved and will not be returning,there are also senators in those constituencies who are itching to ensure that they win elections and get into the 10th Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this week,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.