The newly elected Bauchi south senatorial candidate on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC), Ali Wakili has described the recent train of defections by politicians as worrisome and not healthy to the nation’s political development.
The elected senator, who spoke to universal reporters in his home town, Lere, in Tafawa Balewa local government area shortly after casting his vote, advised those defecting to the new winning party to instead of cross carpeting, form a formidable opposition to enrich the nation’s democracy saying that its not good for a party to rule without opposition to checkmate .
“The recent defection saga happening in our political arena is worrisome to me, I called on opposition party members of PDP defecting to APC just because they lost out, that is not good for our nascent democracy political development.
“I advised all opposition members to stay where they are, and transform their party into a formidable opposition party to further charge our political development.
Wakili stressed that the era of bench warming in the National Assembly is over due to the recent development in the nation’s political terrain.
He expressed happiness with level of awareness shown in these 2015 elections as the electorate used their voter’s card to vote out those who underestimated them.
Wakili, a retired Comptroller of Customs assured his people of adequate representation in the senate.
He added that he would make meaningful contribution as well as move motions that would enhanced the well being of the people and Nigerians as a whole.