Haven’t really had time to double check, but I can’t be the only one who thinks that Bota was a double agent from the word go?
If he was, then this is a brilliant ploy by BN. Plant a turncoat in PR, let them celebrate that the defections are going to occur, then pull the carpet from under them. Of course, who cares about what the public thinks when you can demoralise your opponent in one fell sweep?
And also hand over a opposition state to your upcoming party congress? Brilliant moves? But of course! And they’re very subtle, but I wonder… who is the architect?