House Of Reps: APC Topples PDP, Becomes Majority As 37 PDP Members Defect

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2013, (THEWILL) -  The All Progressives Congress (APC) now has the majority in the House of Representatives with the defection of thirty Seven (37) members of the House elected on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the party. The party is however still short of seven (7) members to reach the 181 simple majority needed to fully take control of the House. In a letter jointly signed by the representatives and addressed to the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, the lawmakers blamed their decision on the crisis and division within the PDP, while they cited the relevant section of the constitution to back their action. The representatives are those from Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kwara, Rivers, Katsina and Adamawa States. THEWILL recalls that five state governors elected under the platform of the PDP had earlier decamped to the APC. The Governors are those of Rivers, Kano, Kwara, Sokoto and Adamawa States. More soon