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PDP Regains Majority In House of Reps As 5 APC Members Defect To PDP

Speaker, Nigeria's House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal

The African Examiner

At least five lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Housr of Representatives, formally denounced their membership and resolve to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaker, Nigeria's House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal

Speaker, Nigeria’s House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal

The five lawmakers are Lawal Shehu Bichi (Kano), Abdulsalam Adamu (Kano), Sani Umar (Zamfara), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau (Zamfara) and Umar Bature (Sokoto).

With the recent defection, PDP has regained its leadership position in the House with 178 against 168 APC members.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Isa, a PDP lawmaker from Kaduna State also dumped PDP for APC.

Speaker Aminu Waziri Tabuwal, announced this during Tuesday plenary session.

After the announcement, PDP lawmakers who were elated by the development booed the minority leader Femi Gbajabiamila who raised a point of order.

Meanwhile, there are allegations that each of the lawmakers allegedly collected $1 million each in order to return to the ruling PDP.



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