Defection of Senators: poor handling of issues of political parties – Sen. Utazi

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By Joy Odor

The new Senate Minority Whip, representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chukwuka Utazi has informed that the defections across political parties is a fallout outcome of misunderstanding and improper handling of issues during the last primary election of parties.

Senator Utazi who gave the information while speaking to Journalists in an interview in Abuja on Tuesday narrated that there is still movement back and forth and will not stop now until August, when they will finish the Electoral Act window for change or substitution of candidates.

He said the time for primaries has come and gone, any serious minded candidates should go back to the drawing board, get the best of the planning team as engine room of that organisation.

“All I know is that with the way things happened in the last primaries of most political parties what we are seeing now is not a surprise.

“It is the outcome of such misunderstanding, improper handling of issues has given rise to this gale of defections not just one side, both sides”.

Speaking on insecurity in Nigeria, the new Senate Minority Whip, opined that security is to stop the system that provides the acts as a feeder to people that are bandits, unknown gunmen.

According to him, security is not going and chasing people who are in the bush, it is not about chasing the bandits, it is not chasing kidnappers or just buying ammunition for the army, police or intelligence but providing employment.

“So when you are talking about security, security is not going and chasing people who are in the bush, it is not about chasing the bandits, it is not chasing kidnappers, the issue is to stop the system that provides that acts as a feeder to people that are bandits, unknown gunmen.

“Security is not buying ammunition, it is handling the effect instead of looking at the cause.

“This is what we expect the presidential candidate, in fact, the PDP as a party that want to take over to look at this issue critically”.

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