All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman Adams Oshiomhole said that the defection of some Senators and House of Representatives members from the party was better for it, reports THENATION.
He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the defectors do not believe in the ideals of the APC.
Besides, said the chairman, he would like to build a solid party, which is not just a vehicle for acquiring political office or personal gain.
Oshiomhole said: “Well, my attitude is, like I have told you before, as the National Chairman, I am committed to listening to very legitimate grievances and engaging all those who are aggrieved that we can see through their grievances. But I insist that I will not miss sleep one minute over mercenary activities.
“I had said and I want to repeat, this business of governance must be driven by men and women of honour. If the only motivation is personal interest, what is in it for me, what I have gained, how many people I have done xyz for, if that is the basis, the earlier those in this business of personal gains, the earlier they return to where they belong the better.
“This party that I am privileged to chair is not worried at all; we are not disturbed. I am not going to miss my sleep and we will go into the campaign. Check the electoral results, you will find that a lot claimed to have decamped on a good day the vote they got that made them members of the Senate, our president got much more votes in their constituency. So, we are not fooled at all.
“The thing going on is that you have a lot of so called big masquerades with very little and no electoral value. I have tried my best which I think I needed to do to give people comfort, those who claimed to be aggrieved. But those who have other hidden agenda that are not negotiable, I am not going to be able to appease anyone who expects x-level of return and the system is not delivering it, in terms of personal return. I can’t solve that.