Defection good for Nigeria’s democracy – Mimiko

A university don and former Vice-Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Prof. Femi Mimiko, has hailed the mass defection of scores of All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators and House of Representatives members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where APC lost about 58 Senators and House of Representatives members to PDP, as an indication that Nigeria’s democracy was fast evolving.

This was even as he condemned the spectacle of police cordoning off of the residence of the number three citizen of the country, and his deputy, by whoever authorized such action. According to Mimiko, “Nobody should talk about lack of ideological commitment here rather, what we are witnessing is evidence of fluidity of ideology, to wit, that the two main political parties, and indeed many others, share basically the same ideological persuasion.” Mimiko, however, explained further that the movement back and forth of members of the parties was easy, saying it was the same reason why CPC, ACN, ANPP, a faction of APGA, and nPDP could easily mesh as APC in 2015.

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