Mixed reactions have trailed the statement released by President Muhammadu Buhari in the aftermath of the defection of some lawmakers from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Congress on Tuesday.
In the statement that was shared on his Twitter handle, President Buhari wished the defecting lawmakers the best in their future undertakings, even as he revealed that the party made attempts to solve whatever grievances they may have.
I wish all of our party members who today defected, the very best in their future undertakings. The APC has done its best to stop the defections, and I must commend the party leadership for working tirelessly to unite the party and position it for future victory.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) July 24, 2018
Since he tweeted, Nigerians on Twitter have been sharing their own opinions on the defection as well as Buhari’s reaction to it.
Read tweets below:
Values of democracy indeed!!! Dasuki still in detention inspite of court order. Jones Abiri still held incommunicado despite court order. Is complying with rule of law not a value of democracy?— Timothy (@eekabadcrane) July 24, 2018
At last my president has spoken on the present political situations in the country by wishing they decamped all the very best ahead, this has happening for the first time in the history of my nation— Umar Mustapha Saleh (@UmarMustaphaSa4) July 24, 2018
I need good Nigerian people to stand up and support this Buhari government. If we fold our arm, siddon look and allow these bunch of PDP corrupt elements to come to power in 2019, then the future is bleak for Nigeria.— OLUWASEYI ADEKOYA (@SeyiBenggie) July 24, 2018
Give your papa a chance to rule Nigeria too...Enough for Buhari— Felix Ikotun (@phlexyl) July 24, 2018
Mr. Tyrant, did you just say “total commitment to the values of democracy”? Lol... indeed!#NeverAgain would your lineage be at the helm of affairs in Nigeria.— Gboyega Olutade (@G_coachtee) July 24, 2018
You are a disaster!
I guess democracy wasnt properly taught in the school our presido attended,how can yo say you are committed to the values of democracy yet disobey court orders severally with pleasure.— Njama paul Asu (@NjamaPaul) July 24, 2018
Dear Baba go & rest and be an Elder Statesman. #TheMAJORITY of NIGERIANS do NOT NOT NOT want You, Sir! Unless DEMOCRACY is no longer BY THE PEOPLE... Even IF You meant well & THE MAJORITY says "NO", then THAT STANDS CREDIBLE! THE MAJORITY don'T want You! That's NO rocket science— Kayode Zeal (@ZealScrews) July 24, 2018
Fallacy, we are not fools not to see the show of dictatorship tendency by this government. The World is watching.— Frank Omosigho (@FrankOmosigho) July 24, 2018
Mr. President, with all due respect, stop giving 'kids' the opportunity to insult you. If not for anything, elders are known for their wisdom, but you are lacking in this area.— Simbi (@DonSim0001) July 24, 2018
It is not APC you are presiding over but Nigeria and everything she stands for. Do the right thing!