"Beware of PDP defectors" - Anglican bishop warns Buhari

Bishop Adekunle said the warning had become necessary as those defecting to the APC from other political parties had different ideologies and values

Bishop Adekunle Emmanuel

Bishop of Anglican Communion, Egba Diocese, Emmanuel Adekunle has warned President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to be careful of politicians defecting to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.

Bishop Adekunle says he believes the step is necessary to avoid the “pollution” of his administration.

Punch reports that the cleric said this on Tuesday while briefing journalists about the upcoming Third session of the Thirteenth Synod of the Diocese holding from April 30- May 3, with the theme ‘Commination: Its liturgical and theological implications’.

Adekunle said the warning had become necessary as those defecting to the APC from other political parties had different ideologies and values.

The Anglican cleric  said, “Since the APC won the presidential election, politicians from other political parties started moving to the APC.

“I must sound a note of caution, the president-elect should be careful of appointing those who are defecting from another political parties to the APC as ministers or into other key positions. Because, they have different ideologies and values.

“They are coming from a different system. He should not appoint those who will pollute his administration.

“Nigerians are expecting much from him; so, he has to be careful about those who will work with him.”

Adekunle therefore appealed to the president-elect to appoint technocrats in different fields to take up appointments in specific areas of the economy, since they would be square pegs in square holes.

He said, “The president-elect must look beyond the political party he belongs to in choosing his ministers. The issue is about building the country and not about building any political party.

“So the President should also consider technocrats, who may be in other political parties. The change we want is about masses-oriented programmes.”

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