The spokesman of the Parliamentary Support Group, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Kano) yesterday claimed that some of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in both the Senate and House of Representatives who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were currently “working behind the scene to find their way back to the party.”
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari recently met with his group and promised to carry the members of the National Assembly along “in everything he does.”
The president reportedly promised to have monthly engagement with lawmakers to strengthen relations.
Addressing journalists yesterday, both Jibrin said Buhari had further assured that “till the end of this tenure, we will work hand in hand and there will be no rancour anymore.”
The lawmakers said the president addressed the group for over 45 minutes and among other things, stressed on his commitment to the development of infrastructure.
Jibrin, particularly claimed that the group had the support of the Speaker of the House, Hon. Yakubu Dogara as well as its principal officers in their effort to drum support for the president.
“We are working with the blessing of the leadership of the House of Representatives; we’ve the support of the speaker and other members of the principal officers and we also wish to commend the national chairman who has done a lot in the last few days to see that he unites the party and see that he stabilises the party and I can assure you that as at today, we are cruising at the highest altitude.
“And for your information, even a lot of members and senators that have decamped are working behind the scene to find their way back to the party,” he added.
The chairman added:”We have resolved to stay committed to the ideals of the president in particular and APC in general.
“We believe in his commitment to move this country forward from where it’s left unattended to by the previous government,” he added.