The Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang, has assured Nigerians that the threat by the aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party senators to defect to the All Progressives Congress would not affect the activities of the upper legislative chamber when it resumes next week.
Enang, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, described his colleagues as “responsible senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who are always interested in the unity and progress of the country.”
He noted that the senators usually considered the interest of the country first before thinking of their various political affiliations.
“The senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria see themselves as one and what is paramount in their minds is how to move the nation forward. We will all work together as a single body to address all issues for consideration, dispassionately,” Enang said.
He, however, declined comments on the alleged automatic tickets being sought by some of the aggrieved senators in order to sheath their swords.
“The issue of defection is a matter that being anticipated and I would not want to make comments on such issues because no single senator had so far defected or notified the senate about his or her intention to defect,” he said.