Defections Good For Sustainability Of Democracy – Lawmaker


Dr Ahmad Ali, a member of the House of Representatives, weekend in Ilorin described the country’s present political situation as being good for the sustainability of democracy.

Ali, who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Justice, told newsmen that carpet-crossing was an age-long aspect of democracy and had always helped in strengthening it.

“The situation where some politicians defected from the ruling party, PDP, to the APC will only strengthen the sustainability of the country’s democracy”, he said.

The lawmaker, who represents Ilorin East and West Federal Constituency in the lower legislative chamber of the National Assembly, said the defection of its members would assist the ruling party to be more committed to citizens’ welfare.

Ali, however, advised politicians not to engage in any act that would sabotage the nation’s fledgling democracy.