Kwara, Oyo, Benue APC Lawmakers Shun House Caucus Meeting With Gbajabiamila
Lawmakers elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kwara, Oyo, and Benue State, on Thursday, distanced themselves from an emergency session convened by the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila.
The session was held over alleged mass defection plan of some of its members.
The meeting, which took place in meeting room 236 in the new House of Reps building, ran between 3.30pm and 5:20pm.
Hon. Gbajabiamila declined to give an insight into the agenda of the meeting. When reporters confronted him with the planned mass defection, Gbajabiamila said: “I don’t dwell on rumours, I dwell on reality. Let that reality come first. There is no fire on the mountain, not at all.”
On the possibility of APC turning into a minority party, with the threatened defection of more than half of the caucus, Gbajabiamila said: “Where did you find that out from? Let them go first. Talk is cheap.”
When asked if as the Majority Leader of the House he was not afraid that his party was moving into minority status ,he said: “I am not scared at all.”
It was learnt that the Caucus reached a consensus on the second term ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to make a statement of commitment.
Many of the caucus members opined that it was necessary to meet the President on the issue before coming to a definite opinion, in spite of the fact that they were committed APC members.