National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, at the weekend berated politicians flooding to APC, saying such moves are not good for Nigeria’s democracy.
He said that the hig spate of defection to his party by politicians especially those formerly with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was worrisome.
Many political big wigs have switched the APC since the party’s presidential flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari won the 28th March presidential election in the country even when the PDP raised alarm over the practice and called them moles.
The move is expected to worsen with the overwhelming performance of APC in the governorship election across the country.
Political pundits fear that the situation might lead to a one-arty state, which might not augur well for a plural society like Nigeria.
Oyegun, who voted in his Ward 2, Unit 1 Polling Unit, Oredo East, Benin City, advised that the politicians rather than looking for where the land seemed to be greener, could come together and form a new opposition. . According to him, a formidable opposition is what the country’s democracy needed.
“Many opposition party members have defected to APC just because they lost out, that is not good for political development,” Oyegun said. “One would have advised that opposition members should stay where they are, and form a formidable opposition party.”
Commenting on the election in Edo, he said the exercise was most peaceful and most decent ever conducted in the state. Edo state is only electing members of the State House of Assembly as Governor Adams Oshiomhole is yet to end his second term in office.