6 Kogi Assembly PDP legislators defect to APC

6 Kogi Assembly PDP legislators defect to APC

Six members of the Kogi House of
Assembly, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), NAN reports.

According
to the report, the defectors cited “factional squabbles” in the PDP as
their reason for

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dumping the party in a joint notification letter to the
Speaker, Umar Imam.

Mr. Imam, while reading the letter on the
floor of the House on Thursday, March 16, named the defectors as John
Abah (Ibaji), Adoke Bello (Adavi), Kolawole Atthew (Kabba-Bunu), Ahmed
Mohammed (Ankpa 1), Victor Omofaiye (Ijumu) and Kekere Sani-Abdulkareem
(Okehi).
The legislators said they were
forced to move to a more stable political group due to the factional
squabbles, both at the national and state levels, which has torn the PDP
into shreds.

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“The PDP has two
National Chairmen – Sen. Ali Modu-Sheriff and Sen. Ahmed Makarfi- whose
existence for over 10 months has left us uncomfortable, politically.
“In
view of the unfortunate division and its negative implications, we have
no option than to defect to the APC to be able to accomplish our
missions of bringing government closer to our people,’’
the letter further stated.
Imam added: “What is important
is the peace and unity that we enjoy. The House remains one. We are all
gentlemen and have to be focused toward what we can do in the remaining
period.”
It was gathered that
with the defection of the six members, the PDP, formerly the majority
party in the House, has become the minority with nine members to APC’s
16 in the 25-member Assembly.

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