Kebbi: Eight APC Lawmakers Defect To PDP

By Damilare Adeleye
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Senator Adamu Aliero

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi State has received no fewer than eight new lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The lawmakers, was learnt, comprised of five members of the federal legislature and three members from the state legislature.

According to report, the procedures by which APC conducted its congresses in the state triggered the mass exit from the party.

Many of the members of the party also alleged that they were disenchanted during the exercises.

Members of the federal legislature who are now in PDP include: the senator representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District, Adamu Aliero; Kebbi North Senatorial District, Yahaya Abdullahi; Senate leader and also a member of the House of Representatives.

Similarly, members representing Aliero/Jega/Gwandu and Dandi/Arewa federal constituencies, Mohammed Jega and Abdullahi Zumbo, dumped the APC for PDP.

In the state assembly, Habibu Labbo, Ismaila Biu, and Mohammed Aliero, representing Gwandu, Arewa, and Aliero constituencies, also defected from the ruling party to the main opposition party.

The State Organising Secretary of the PDP in Kebbi State, Usaini Raha, said the defection of the lawmakers to the party is true.