Defectors have no self-confidence – Ogba
Ogba told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that such politicians did not have confidence in themselves to win elections.
“I believe strongly that those defecting are those who do not have confidence in themselves.
“They feel they cannot win elections on their own without government; that is why they are running to the party in power.
“Some of us who are grassroots politicians and closer to our people do not care which party we belong; the party is just a platform.”
According to him, it was not enough to plan to run election but there was need to also plan on the areas one will impact on the society.
“These defectors have won elections; the power is in their hands, yet they do not know how to use it; they do not know how to manage it.
“It goes a long way to show the electorate the calibre of people they should elect; they should be able to elect somebody who is credible, who is steadfast and who has character.”
He said that defection was unhealthy for Nigeria’s democracy, adding that the PDP was using all legal means to see how it could retrieve positions earlier won under the platform of the party by defectors
There had being defection by some PDP senators, to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The cross-carpeting had increased the number of APC senators in the Red Chamber to 65, and reduced PDP to 42, while Labour Party has one member.