“I know that those who take Saraki like god will go. This is because wherever Saraki goes they will go. But the mistake they have made is to realize that politics is local.”
These were the words of the Senate Committee Chairman on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim, while reacting to the defection of about 13 Senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday, Tuesday.
Senator Ibrahim said that the defections by 13 senators and 37 House of Representative members were not only expected but did not come to him as a shock, adding that he made the calculation and came to the conclusion that at least 13 senators will leave the APC.
According to him, the only defection he did not anticipate was the Sokoto State senator, Abdullahi Danbaba.
Senator Ibrahim who represents Katsina South Senatorial District and also chairman of Buhari Support Group, said that nobody would say that someone like Senators Isa Misau and Suleiman Nazif (two Bauchi State senators) were voted because of Saraki.
“They were voted because of Buhari. They will lose their seats. Saraki will not save them. They can’t even go to their constituencies.”