Senate President, Bukola Saraki who formally announced his defection to PDP on Tuesday, said he was forced out of APC.
Saraki, however, commended the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and Vice President, as well as APC Governors, who for sometimes forced him to reconsider his decision to quit the party.
The Senate President in a statement on Tuesday night, explained the great efforts and good intention of the vice president, governors and APC national chairman, were sabotaged by some people in APC leadership, whom he described as fifth columnists.
The power block, according to him, does not believe that dialogue is the way forward to address the complaints of the aggrieved leaders in the party.
Despite this, Saraki said he stay behind in APC for so long, and did all that are humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution to allow for reconciliation efforts.