Tambuwal Finally Dumps PDP For APC
Abuja- The Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday
in Abuja defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All
Progressives Congress (APC).
Tambuwal announced his defection shortly after the House Leader, Mulikat
Akande-Adeola (PDP-Oyo) moved a motion for the house to adjourn sitting
till Dec. 3.
“In pursuit of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution and in view of the
political developments in my state, I wish to formally inform you of my
membership of the APC .
“This is in continuation of the great sacrifice and also the need to
ensure development of constitutional democracy,'' Tambuwal said.
Meanwhile members of APC caucus in the house, in a swift reaction, told
newsmen that the development was a historic one.
Leader of the APC caucus, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) said that the
move was consistent with the law, adding that “the APC members would
continue to support the current leadership''.
Similarly, Rep. Samson Osagie (APC-Edo) said that the house, which
adjourned till Dec 3, was to enable the lawmakers to consult with their
constituents and promote their political interest ahead of the 2015
Osagie, however, ruled out possible counter move by the PDP against the
leadership of the house.
According to him, “there is unity in this house and that is the kind of
unity we want to be replicated in every part of this country”.
He further described Tambuwal as a bridge builder who had united the house
in spite of different political affiliations of ,members of the
Tambuwal became the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the
platform of PDP in 2011. (NAN)
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