Tambuwal Finally Dumps PDP For APC

Source: pointblanknews.com

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

general elections.
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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