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Lawyer Cautions APC Over Accepting Defectors

Prof. Yemi Akinseye (SAN), on Thursday, urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to exercise caution in accepting defectors from other political parties.

Akinseye, a fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, made call in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He told NAN that the spate of defection into the party was getting worrisome.

Akinseye said in other to protect its ideals and reputation, APC should thoroughly scrutinise those it was admitting into its fold.

He said that Nigerians, who voted massively for the APC, would be unhappy if the party failed to deliver on its promises as a result of distractions from the defectors.

The arbitrator said the mass defection into APC was not in the interest of democracy in the country.

“We need a strong opposition. If after four years, Nigerians are not happy with the incoming administration, they can opt for another political party,” he said.

Akinseye called on the leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to re-organise the party to form a formidable opposition.

According to him, developing the culture of two leading political parties will give the electorate an alternative and help in stabilising the democracy in the nation.

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