Another PDP Member in House of Reps. Defects to APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered another depletion as a member of the party in the House of Representatives from Benue State, Hassan Anthony, has embraced the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His defection was announced on the floor during Wednesday’s plenary.
The lawmaker who represents Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu constituency, cited division in the PDP as his reason for leaving.
Reacting to the defection, Nicholas Ossai (PDP-Delta) raised a point of order, urging the speaker to declare Anthony’s seat vacant.
“The Court of Appeal has on 17th February declared Modu Sheriff the authentic Chairman of the PDP, therefore there is no faction in the PDP,” Ossai said
But his argument did not see the light of the day as he was ruled out by the Speaker, telling him to bring a copy of the Court of Appeal judgement.
The defection of Anthony to APC has brought the number of APC representatives to 226 and that of PDP to 124.

Author: News Editor

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