A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Niger State, Jonathan Vatsa has suggested what would happen if separatist leaders, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Ighoho were to defect to the ruling party.
Vatsa claimed that Kanu and Igboho’s “sins” would be forgiven if they defect to APC.
Reacting to the defection of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to APC, Vatsa lamented the desperation with which those once tagged thieves are being wooed and coerced into the ruling party.
Addressing journalists in Minna, Niger State, Vatsa described the action as an embarrassment.
He claimed such action shows that APC is struggling to survive.
He said: “I will not be surprised if Kanu and Igboho join the APC and are released from detention with the best of the reception accorded them.
“That is the level of desperation that APC found itself in, no matter the level of your corruption, when you join APC you become a saint. It is sad and very unfortunate.
“Treasury looters are now heroes in APC. Everything is finished. The party has lost direction.
“I am dumbfounded and shocked not because Femi Fani Kayode defected to the party, but the kind of red carpet reception accorded him and in Aso Rock before the chief anti-corruption crusader himself.
“All Nigerians, including Mr. President, know the controversy surrounding the N2 billion Port Harcourt Airport runway contract under Femi Fani Kayode as Minister of Aviation and his involvement in the ‘Dasukigate’.