Senate president Presents Senator Elisha Abbo to the Chairman APC CECPC  Over his defection to the party  

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday presented Senator Elisha Abbo to the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, His Excellency Mai Mala Buni at the party secretariat, following the senator’s defection to the party on Wednesday . 

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Senate had  through a letter read on the floor of the red chamber by the Senate President defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday .

Speaking during the presentation, the Senate President advanced reasons why the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) will continue to harvest decampees from the opposition parties.

According to him, people were beginning to appreciate the fact that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had done so much with so little resources.

The Senate President said the more people in opposition appreciated the giant strides of the Buhari government, the more the harvest of decampees into the ruling APC.

“Only last week, the Governor of Ebonyi State left PDP for the APC. Yesterday (Wednesday), the youngest Senator in the current dispensation, having consulted very widely, deeply with his people at home decided to leave PDP for APC.”

“This is what we expect from leaders. When you see a government trying hard with so little to ensure development in our country, in our communities, and society, the best thing to do is to be part of that effort. That is patriotism, Lawan said.

“We came in 2015. We inherited everything but poor governance. But thank God, the President came with determination and focus to ensure that this country works for citizens of this country.

“That government resources are prudently and efficiently and economically applied for the benefit of the people.

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“Though we inherited empty treasury, the price of crude went down so badly, yet the little resources we started with provided a lot more of infrastructure, of services to the people of these country.

“So any right thinking politician, when you see prudence, when you see integrity and sincerity, when you see purposefulness in leadership, the best thing for you to do is not to be left alone.

“It’s for you to join forces with such leadership for the benefit of people you represent or lead.

The Senate President commended Senator Abbo for taking the right decision at the right time, saying that “this ship is going to reach the final destination by the Grace of God.

“We will continue to be committed to making Nigeria better irrespective of the resources available to us.”

Lawan who is also the leader of the APC caucus in the Northeast geo-political zone said the party would ensure that it captured Adamawa State and other states in the zone now being controlled by the opposition by 2023.

“Let me be very specific and emphatic. Adamawa State is APC. People in Adamawa, majority of them are APC and therefore Adamawa State deserves APC Governor, APC National Assembly, APC state Assembly and all the local government areas.

“I lead the Northeast caucus of the APC. We are doing everything possible and we will keep the momentum to ensure that all of Northeast turns APC by the Grace of God either before 2023 or by 2023,” Lawan said.

The Senate President had earlier received Senator Elisha Abbo, leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa state and some former members and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state who have now defected to the APC at his office.

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Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, His Excellency Mai Mala Buni at the party secretariat, following the senator’s defection to the party on Wednesday . 

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Senate had  through a letter read on the floor of the red chamber by the Senate President defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday .

Speaking during the presentation, the Senate President advanced reasons why the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) will continue to harvest decampees from the opposition parties.

According to him, people were beginning to appreciate the fact that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had done so much with so little resources.

The Senate President said the more people in opposition appreciated the giant strides of the Buhari government, the more the harvest of decampees into the ruling APC.

“Only last week, the Governor of Ebonyi State left PDP for the APC. Yesterday (Wednesday), the youngest Senator in the current dispensation, having consulted very widely, deeply with his people at home decided to leave PDP for APC.”

“This is what we expect from leaders. When you see a government trying hard with so little to ensure development in our country, in our communities, and society, the best thing to do is to be part of that effort. That is patriotism, Lawan said.

“We came in 2015. We inherited everything but poor governance. But thank God, the President came with determination and focus to ensure that this country works for citizens of this country.

“That government resources are prudently and efficiently and economically applied for the benefit of the people.

“Though we inherited empty treasury, the price of crude went down so badly, yet the little resources we started with provided a lot more of infrastructure, of services to the people of these country.

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“So any right thinking politician, when you see prudence, when you see integrity and sincerity, when you see purposefulness in leadership, the best thing for you to do is not to be left alone.

“It’s for you to join forces with such leadership for the benefit of people you represent or lead.

The Senate President commended Senator Abbo for taking the right decision at the right time, saying that “this ship is going to reach the final destination by the Grace of God.

“We will continue to be committed to making Nigeria better irrespective of the resources available to us.”

Lawan who is also the leader of the APC caucus in the Northeast geo-political zone said the party would ensure that it captured Adamawa State and other states in the zone now being controlled by the opposition by 2023.

“Let me be very specific and emphatic. Adamawa State is APC. People in Adamawa, majority of them are APC and therefore Adamawa State deserves APC Governor, APC National Assembly, APC state Assembly and all the local government areas.

“I lead the Northeast caucus of the APC. We are doing everything possible and we will keep the momentum to ensure that all of Northeast turns APC by the Grace of God either before 2023 or by 2023,” Lawan said.

The Senate President had earlier received Senator Elisha Abbo, leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa state and some former members and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state who have now defected to the APC at his office.

Ahmad Lawan, Mai Mala Buni , Sen. Abbo and some APC Leaders

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