Two PDP Lawmakers Decamp to APC in Jigawa – See Details
Two lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Jigawa State House of Assembly, have cross-carpeted to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
They include Hon Ibrahim Sulaiman Gwiwa of Gwiwa Constituency and Hon Shuaibu Inuwa Fagam of Fagam Constituency whose defection was announced by the Speaker of the House, Idris Isa, during plenary on Thursday.
Isa disclosed that both lawmakers had submitted separate letters informing him of their intention to defect from their party.
The Speaker said, “I received letters from two of our Honourable colleagues stating their change of party (PDP to APC) with effect from today.
“The members are Honourable Ibrahim Sulaiman Gwiwa (Gwiwa Constituency) and Honourable Shuaibu Inuwa Fagam (Fagam Constituency).”
Addressing reporters after plenary, Fagam explained that the leadership crisis rocking the party led to his defection.
Fagam said, “I left the PDP for APC, and I did so because my former party lacked one leadership.
“Even PDP’s national headquarters had been under lock and key for the past one year.
“I also moved to APC because of prudent management of the state’s resources by the present administration under Gov. Badaru.”
Gwiwa, who also spoke to reporters said the decision of the current APC-led government to continue with some abandoned projects in his constituency led to his defection.
“There were over N4 billion worth of projects abandoned in my constituency and this administration has continued to execute most of these projects.
“We were also being carried along in all activities in House despite the fact that we were PDP members.
“Again, as opposition party members, we were members of sensitive committees of the House. So these are some of the reasons why I joined APC,” he said.
Both two defectors, however, denied reports that they were financially induced to dump their former party.
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