Bukola Saraki, former senate president, says “some bigwigs” from the All Progressives Congress (APC) will soon defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Saraki spoke during a chat with Arise TV on Tuesday.
The former Kwara governor said the recent defection of some PDP governors to APC was expected.
Governors like Ben Ayade of Cross River, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state have defected from the PDP to the ruling party.
Saraki said the opposition party was not shocked by the movement of the governors.
He said Nigerians will “begin to see some defections from the ruling party” soon, adding that “leaders in the ruling parties don’t defect early, they defect late in the game”.
“I don’t think that we [PDP] are haemorrhaging. If you remember, I said a couple of times that there were certain governors that we knew that they were going to leave, and they’ve left. So we are not surprised,” the former president of the senate said.
“We’ve got some bigwigs that are coming to the party. This week, there’s a former governor that’ll join the party. We’ve had a couple who have joined.
“Look, we all know that leaders in the ruling parties don’t defect early. They defect late in the game. So, keep watching. Nigerians will not be surprised when you begin to see some defections from the ruling party.”