Wednesday, 18 December 2013

APC Now Has Majority In House of Reps; PDP Cries Out

What has been dubbed the Broom Revolution by political analysts swept across the House of Reps in Abuja on Wednesday and at the end, the PDP suffered a major set back as thirty-seven (37) of its once loyal members in the House defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC....

According to the lawmakers, they are joining the APC because of what they described as factionalisation and division within the PDP. The decampees further stated that their defection to the APC is in obedience to Section 68, sub-section 1(g) of the constitution.

But the PDP leadership has cried out that APC should "leave our people for us".

In fact, feelers from PDP headquarters in Abuja indicated that the party is mad at the move as it had thought that the lawmakers would be afraid to decamp and follow the five governors who dumped the party. I hear the PDP is threatening to go to court and plead for an order to declare the seats of the lawmakers vacant.

The defected lawmakers are however saying that they are gone for good. “We are joining the APC due to division and factionalisation within the PDP. The defection is also in obedience to Section 68, sub-section 1(g) of the constitution”, they said in their statement.
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