Defections: Buhari Not Bothered; Now Sleeps Well – Okorocha Speaks

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is not bothered about the gale of defections rocking his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), Rochas Okorocha, Imo State governor has said.

Mr Okorocha, who is the chairman of APC Governors Forum, also said the president now sleeps well than he had ever done.

The governor stated this after he led his colleagues to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Okorocha said no one was going to leave the party again.

Last week, since the defection from APC started the party has lost three governors, Senate President Bukola Saraki as well as several senators and members of the House of Representatives.

Most of those who left the APC pitch their tent with the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

Mr Okorocha said the governors met with Mr Buhari to assure him that the APC was still leading with 22 governors.

“We came to assure him that his foot soldiers are ready, and the president is in high spirits,” the Imo governor said.

“In fact, he says nowadays, he has to sleep with his alarm clock if not he will pass the time of his sleep.

“We have 22 states, 53 senators. We are still the majority, and we are hoping to get more into our party.

“So we are here to let Mr President know that we are with him. Nobody is leaving the party anymore,” he said.

Okorocha said the defection by APC members is another form of corruption fighting back against Mr Buhari over his decision to tackle the menace.

 

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