The current crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took a shocking dimension on Wednesday as 37 members of the House of Representatives who were formerly under the umbrella of PDP have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to lawmakers, the former PDP members are joining the APC because of “division and factionalisation” within the ruling party.
Renegades also said that their defection to the APC is in obedience to section 68, subsection 1G of the constitution.
Among those who have defected to the APC are leaders of the Kawu Baraje-led faction of the PDP in Bauchi State.
Led by Abubakar Doma, the group was received by the party’s chieftain in the state and former Minister of Police Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Yakubu Lame.
Speaking to newsmen, Doma explained that the development was aimed at ensuring justice and fairness in the country.
He also rubbished the claim by the New PDP former state chairman, Muhammed Lawal Isah, that the faction had reconciled with the National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
Doma disclosed that aside Isah, New PDP members and executives across the 20 local governments in the state had also crossed to the APC.
He said: “The Bauchi State chapter of the new PDP has since joined the progressive national leadership of APC and has since been received by the party under the leadership of the former Police Affairs Minister, Dr. Lame. It is noteworthy that our resolution to join the APC was unanimous and had no second thought.’’
The defectors therefore warned that they would not hesitate to institute a legal action against anybody who continues to sponsor advertorials in newspapers, linking them with the old or new PDP and its affairs, saying they were committed to working spiritedly towards the victory of the APC in 2015.
Doma said, “By this remarks, we are calling on the leadership of the APC in the state to dismiss any insinuation meant to ridicule our genuine integration into the party with all our subjects.
We remain loyal and committed party members who are ready to use our time, abilities and resources, to work hard in ensuring the success of the party.’’
Source: Channels TV