Ahead of the 2019 general election, 14 senators of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Nigerians on Twitter reacted to this development. Find below some tweets”
Saraki's convoy was blocked by policemen but it was empty. He went to the Senate with another vehicle to oversee R-APC defection to PDP. Saraki & 14 senators decamped to PDP
Saraki outsmart Buhari.😂😂😂
— Samuel Opara (@_Samuelopara) July 24, 2018
The news of the sieges on the residences of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, is both troubling and unsettling. No democratic nation ought to treat the leadership of its Parliament like common criminals. https://t.co/TOh1yGXD6Y
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) July 24, 2018
Summary of Today's Episode of Nigeria Drama
Kwankwaso decamp to PDP
Police lay siege on Saraki's residences
Saraki announced the defection of 15 Senators from APC to PDP
Super Eagles Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf caught on Camera taking Bribe.
Oshiomhole threatens to Sack Ngige
— 4 D C u l t u r e 🔴 🔴 ® (@Kelcypha) July 24, 2018
Rabiu Kwankwaso had a meeting with Buhari last night and announced defection from APC this morning.
Game of Thrones 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dbWceR0KO4
— Azaz👷🏾♂️ (@aazailani_jr) July 24, 2018
Buhari has been demystified long ago by these people, the first being when Bukky beat him to emerge the Senate President.
The likes of Kwankwaso knew he’s empty.
The only people still seeing as their god are the BMC rats and those that climb poles to welcome him.
— BONARIO NNAGS (@bonario89) July 24, 2018
Like him or not, Senator Bukola Saraki is a definition of wisdom, knowledge, craftiness, sense, power, name the rest.
— Onwuchekwa (@MuOnwuchekwa) July 24, 2018
Going by the reports coming out of Abuja this morning, PMB needs to rein in the excesses of the IGP. If Saraki has been invited, then wait to see if he will honor the invitation before intimidating him the way he was today
— Sunny Udeh (@sudeh01) July 24, 2018
— @MCXSODBROWN (@Mcxsodbrown) July 24, 2018
It’s now official; IBB is no longer the Maradona of politics.
Senator Saraki has taken over.
— Delta youth movement (@delta_youth) July 24, 2018
We have already knew that #Senate was dominates by opposition thank God now it's official
PDP – 64
APC – 44
APGA – 01@MBuhari it's time to get yours on the Senate, these people make you suffered alot it's time to rest now.
— @muttaqa (@muttaka_hassan) July 24, 2018
Kwankwaso would have shot himself on the foot if he didn’t defect! He has indeed saved his political career. @RMKwankwaso has d ability to mobilize the NORTH en mass with a cult like follower-ship. No mass figures or cooked up figures from Kano any more!
— kenny Okolugbo (@kennyokolugbo) July 24, 2018
— 🔥🥤MAN_like🥇AB🔪🔌 (@yahya_abm) July 24, 2018
When Buhari sees Kwankwaso later today.
Buhari: But you drank my Kunu Last night nah 🤷
Kwakwa: Saraki Offered More, nothing Personal this is Business. pic.twitter.com/x4Hi27QjRS
— Timisola Muraina (@mtimisola) July 24, 2018
Lmao so Saraki made into National Assembly? pic.twitter.com/ntnAHNI31b
— bolu ayeye (@bolu_ay) July 24, 2018
Now I understand the saying "he who laughs last laughs the longest"
The @OfficialAPCNg persecuted Saraki like an orphan, now Saraki is having the best laugh.
— Kelvin but not little (@Ubanikelz) July 24, 2018
Saraki bad sharp guy, he just disappeared obviously beating the armed policemen to their game, and boom reappeared in the Chamber to break the heart of APC with the defection list. pic.twitter.com/jPEenbymwb
— Tony Chiazor (@uwolo_pikin) July 24, 2018
All in all, Nigeria deserves better than Buhari, Saraki or even Atiku in 2019. But again, these are the folks who control the resources, have loyal rich folks at the beck and call, have the backing of Senators, Ministers & Governors. So, don't expect a miracle. It is what it is.
— Dr. Dípò Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) July 24, 2018
I feel like, in order to make his Oga look good and to pre-empt Saraki's coming defection, Lai Mohammed will soon announce that Buhari is defecting to CPC, because the corruption in Saraki's APC is too much.
And his supporters will say this makes sense.
— orwelliANDYstopia (@andyRoidO) July 24, 2018
I hear Saraki disappeared in his convoy and appeared in the senate in the twinkle of an eye. #WakandaForever
— Gran Torino (@The_GranTorino) July 24, 2018
Bukola Saraki yet to defect from the APC. This man should lecture politics in the university. He is the Don!
— Marcellinus Udo (@Tukorinmars) July 24, 2018
Just Now. Total number of APc senators that defected is now 15. With Senator Nyako signing few minutes ago. APC is now a minority in the senate pic.twitter.com/iNaFUPi76f
— Bamikole Banks Omisore (@MrBanksOmishore) July 24, 2018
Breaking News! Despite the intimidation, harrasment and roadblocks by the @MBuhari led @OfficialAPCNg FG, the @NGRSenate is currently sitting and 16 Senators from the ruling @OfficialAPCNg has defected to the @OfficialPDPNig on the floor of the Senate. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/TDLC7UlHsx
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) July 24, 2018
Interestingly, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is yet to defect. Hate him or love him, he plays this game really well. https://t.co/jI3q0cLdQh
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 24, 2018
So you hound Saraki and get people to his side by your stupidity. Now you've lost 14 Senators, and more will follow as they realise the potential cost of having you around for another four years…
— Chxta (@Chxta) July 24, 2018
Senator Saraki should go and answer his case. Police are not the judiciary. The court will decide his culpability or innocence. Defection is not equal to automatic victory at the polls. Nigerians will decide who wins next election.
— Ediong (@Ediong) July 23, 2018
In as much as it won’t be easy, most of these senators that decamped are only fighting 4 political survival. Including Saraki himself, fighting for Senate Presidency. The only person that hold weight a little among them is Kwankwaso. It’s either his political death or that or
— Mu'awiyyah Yusuf Muye (@MP_Muye) July 24, 2018
While we shout about the siege being laid on the gates of Saraki, let's, most importantly, SHOUT EVEN MORE about the need to have security agencies who will only show loyalty to the country. This thing happens ALL the time.
— Nedu Ekeke #BBOG (@Nedunaija) July 24, 2018
If the same people sent to stop Saraki from presiding over the senate this morning are the same people tasked with keeping the people of Zamfara safe from bandits, what reasonable conclusion can we draw from this?
— tyro (@DoubleEph) July 24, 2018
— Arochukwu bobo 😂 (@itzkokez) July 24, 2018