The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday mocked Senators who decamped to other political parties and were defeated in the just concluded election.
Speaking at a dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari for all the party’s Senators, Senators-elect and some APC state governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the party’s chairman, Adams Oshiomhole said that 15 out of the 16 APC Senators that defected to other parties were punished by Nigerians.
He said, “Nigerians punished them, the one that God left was for him to entertain the house,” apparently making reference to Dino Melaye.
He continued, ”We are far ahead of the main opposition in the parliament. 223 out of 360 we have all the numbers required to make all the laws in the national assembly.
“Only one out of 16 APC senators that decamped won election, it is the way God wants to punish them for us.
“Nigerians have decided to bless us with huge majority in the National Assembly because they want a vibrant government.
“God has given us the numbers to support your change government so that Nigerians especially the poor can benefit.
“We need to look inward and learn the right lesson from what happened in 2015. This time around, the strategic committees which were in the hands of opposition, we will ensure our members take charge.
“To do so, we thought it is important to sit down with you as our father (President Buhari) to discuss how the leadership of the national assembly will emerge.”