Jonathan dumps PDP, defects to the ruling APC

Another member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Gaza, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is coming barely 24 hours after the PDP lost four members of the Green Chamber to the ruling party.

The four lawmakers, all from Zamfara blamed the crisis in the PDP for their defection to the APC.

The House of Representatives members are Bello Hassan Shinkafi, Ahmed Bakura, Ahmed Shehu, and Suleiman Gumi.

In a letter signed by Suleiman Gumi, the legislators cited the crisis in the Zamafara State chapter of the PDP which led to the dissolution of the state chapter by the national leadership of the party as their reason for defecting to the APC.

Gaza on Wednesday also dumped the opposition party.

The letter of his defection was read by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila during plenary.

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, and two of his predecessors, Sen Tanko Almakura and Sen Abdulahi Adamu were on the floor of the House to observe.

The Speaker, who was obviously delighted with the defection, could not hide his feeling as he mocked the minority caucus over the latest defection.

“Where is Hon Ndudi Elumelu (the minority leader), is he not going to raise a point of order?” the Speaker asked.”



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