Two out of the five Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members in Jigawa State House of Assembly, JSHA, have defected to the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Speaker of the House, Idris Isa, announced during plenary on Thursday that the two members had submitted their separate letters to him stating their intention to change their party. Governor Muhammad Badaru of the state was at the house to witness the defection but declined comment even after the speaker requested him to do so.
Speaking to journalists, Mr. Fagam said that he left his party due to its leadership crisis. “I left the PDP for APC, and I did so because my former party lacked one leadership. Also, commenting, Mr. Gwiwa told journalists that he joined the APC because the state government had continued with all projects abandoned by immediate past administration in his constituency. “There were over N4 billion worth of projects abandoned in my constituency and this administration has continued to execute most of these projects. The two defectors denied allegations that they were given money to abandon their former party.