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Two Reps Decamp PDP For APC


Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja

Two members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday decamped from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The two members are Tony Nwoye from Anambra state and Udende Emmanuel from Benue state.

In separate letters read by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara on the floor of the House from the two members, cited division in the PDP as the reason why they are leaving the party.

The members said since the PDP had allegedly broken into three factions, which is headed by Ali Modu Sheriff, Ahmed Makarfi and Jerry Gana respectively, they do not wish to belong to any faction.

Consequently, the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, in a point of order rose to protest the position of the members alleging that the PDP was divided.

According to him, no recognized institution such, as the courts, had ruled that the party had split into factions.

Commenting on this, the Speaker said there was no need to debate the matter as the issues of the PDP will be handled at its national level.

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