Jonathan has dumped PDP for APC.
Truetells Nigeria reports that a member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Gaza, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, for the All Progressives Congress (APC), the nation’s ruling party.
This online news platform understands that Jonathan’s decision is coming barely 24 hours after the PDP lost four members of the House of Representatives to the ruling party.
Truetells Nigeria reports that the four lawmakers, all from Zamfara, blamed their defection to the APC on the PDP’s internal problems.
Suleiman Gumi, Bello Hassan Shinkafi, Ahmed Bakura and Ahmed Shehu, are members of the House of Representatives.
The lawmakers cited the conflict in the PDP’s Zamafara State chapter, which led to the state chapter’s dissolution by the party’s national leadership, as their reason for defecting to the APC in a letter signed by Suleiman Gumi.
Truetells Nigeria reports that Jonathan dumped Nigeria’s main opposition party on Wednesday.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, read the letter of his defection during plenary.
Abdullahi Sule, the Governor of Nasarawa State, and two of his predecessors, Sen Tanko Almakura and Sen Abdulahi Adamu, were present on the House floor to observe.
Gbajabiamila clearly pleased with the defection, could not contain his joy as he taunted the minority caucus over the newest defection.
“Where is Hon Ndudi Elumelu (the minority leader), is he not going to raise a point of order?” the Speaker asked.