Two Plateau lawmakers defect to APC

Two members of the Plateau State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress APC from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Their defection was announced on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Hon. Peter Azang Azi through a letter from the two members which he read during the plenary.
The two defected members who contested and won their election to the House on the platform of People Democratic Party were Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, the deputy speaker of the House representing Kantana Constituency and Hon. Nanlong Daniel who before now was the minority whip of the House representing Mikang Constituency.
In the letter of defection the two members said the unhealthy situation that brought about division in their party, PDP was what informed their defection. They cited section 68 sub section 1 of the constitution which allows a legislator to defect when there was division in her/his party.
The letter said other reason for the defection to the ruling APC was their believe in what the party in the state has done to better the lives of the people.
Speaking on the defection, the majority leader of the House, Hon. Henry Yunkwap said the defected members would be treated equally like other members of the party.
It would be recalled that at the inauguration of the House, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had the majority members (13) while All Progressive Congress (APC) had (11) but with this development, the All Progressive Party has a comfortable majority with 15 members in the House.


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