Indications emerged on Friday that ,embers of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) in the House of Representatives have postponed their proposed mass defection earlier scheduled for Thursday (yesterday) to next week.
This came as the All Progressives Congress caucus convened an emergency meeting on Thursday, reportedly to drum support for President Muhammadu Buhari and seek ways to convince the R-APC faction to stick with the caucus.
One R-APC source said, “Discussions are ongoing and members want to concretise on strategies before the mass defection will take place.
“What is known is that the APC has given us signals that there is no accommodation for us in the party.
“We are looking forward to any time before July 26, which is Thursday, next week, to move.”
Lawmakers, noticeably from Oyo, Benue and Kwara states did not show up at the caucus meeting.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Yakubu Dogara, also stayed away from the meeting, though he presided over the plenary of the House on Thursday.
The Deputy Speaker, Mr Yussuff Lasun, too was absent, but his case was attributed to today’s primary of the APC for the Osun State governorship poll.
“I don’t dwell on rumours, I dwell on reality. Let that reality come first.
“There is no fire on the mountain, not at all”, he responded to a reporter’s question.
Gbajabiamila made efforts not to be drawn into speaking on the defection plot.
“Where did you find that out from? Let them (R-APC) go first. Talk is cheap,” he snapped.
Feeling confident, the Lagos lawyer added, “I am not scared at all.”
He would also not speak on speculation that Buhari was on the agenda of discussion as he continued to walk briskly away from the venue.