The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 warned the leadership of the APC against celebrating the defection of prominent members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking to newsmen, Tinubu took time to congratulate Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson for his successful re-election, commending the APC candidate, Timipre Sylva for putting up a good fight.
Speaking further, Tinubu said he was not excited over the defection of PDP members, as they could end up destroying the party.
He said: “I’m not elated about the news of former senators, and even serving ones, defecting to the APC. Even if a governor from the opposition defects today, I will not celebrate it. I think the President should be leery and extremely cautious of these PDP defectors, and should not give them any serious responsibilities.
“Because at the appropriate time, they will manifest great evil and disaster against the President and the APC. And this will crumble the APC, especially, if the President decides to do just a term.
“The President Buhari I know, has very good intentions for Nigeria, and he would want to handover to someone he deems not to be corrupt. It is even possible that the President already has a successor in mind. And the danger is this; at the fullness of time, these PDP defectors, will form an unholy alliance with some politicians in APC and across the board, to thwart the President’s succession plan. And that will be the end of the APC, and a new rising for the PDP.”