Jonathan has joined the All Progressives Congress, APC
Following the wave of defection in the Nigerian Politics, towards 2023 General Election, another member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Gaza, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
One comes just 24 hours after the PDP lost four members of the House of Representatives to the ruling party, according to this online news outlet. The four lawmakers, all from Zamfara, blamed their defection to the APC on the PDP’s internal problems.
Bello Hassan Shinkafi, Ahmed Bakura, Ahmed Shehu, and Suleiman Gumi are members of the House of Representatives. The legislators 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.
During the plenary, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, read the letter announcing his defection. 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.
The Speaker, clearly pleased with the defection, could not contain his joy as he taunted the minority caucus over the newest defection. Is the minority leader, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, not going to raise a point of order?” enquired the Speaker