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Desperate measures for desperate times

LAST week’s copy of this column that centred on the probability of members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party where most of them had originally defected from to join the APC- that copy was hardly dispatched for publication when the nation was gripped by news of the defection of the law makers who had for a while now been disgruntled with the leadership of their party. They had by Tuesday last week made good their threatened defection as the National Assembly led by leaders of the estranged faction of the APC summarily proceeded on recess. Since then the cat and mouse game between members of the R-APC and the leaders of the APC has escalated.

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APC’s make or mar week

THESE are desperate times for leaders of the All Progressives Congress party that is struggling to hold together the house of cards that they clobbered together four years ago. Members of a rebel faction of the party led by leaders of the APC-controlled legislature, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogarra, are threatening to leave the party en masse by the end of this week. The crisis that may now be the undoing of the party has been long in coming.

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