Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Reps members dump PDP for APC

Reports just reaching our news desk have it that five members of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday morning announced their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The federal lawmakers who defected to the opposition include; Isiaka Mohammed, Ibrahim El-sudi (Taraba) Adams Jagaba (Kaduna) Hambe Herman (Benue) and Ahmed Aisha Dahiru (Adamawa). The House members’ defection is believed not to be unconnected with the manner their hitherto party’s primaries were conducted which led to their failure to secure a return ticket.

Previously, the PDP had 189 members as against the 159 seats occupied by the APC members in the lower chamber. With Tuesday’s defection, PDP’s number has now dropped to 184 while that of the APC grows to 164. The remaining 12 seats are in the kitty of smaller parties.

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