Another PDP lawmaker decamps to APC

House of Reps

A member of the House of Representatives from Benue State, Hassan Anthony, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Anthony’s defection was announced on the floor of the House at the start of 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 Mr. Hassan’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,” Mr. 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 Mr. Hassan to APC has brought the number of APC representatives to 226 and that of PDP to 124.


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  • Otile

    It appears like every criminal in PDP is defecting to APC to avoid investigation. When this is over APC Party will be all but a den of sleazy criminals. Ifa a gbe yin oo.

    • okpada

      The clean ones are leaving the party for the criminals; don’t be deceived.

    • Eluba Inas

      Thanks for admitting that PDP is a dean of sleazy criminals.

    • Manmbombano123

      What offence has the defector committed for you to label him a criminal

    • Arabakpura

      The conduct of the senators has shown that the party one belongs to foes not matter any more in the absence of Ghana- must-go bags!

  • musa aliyu

    Of what use is their r since they are too independent to dance to the change mantra? Mtchewww!!!

  • El Patron

    Wow I didnt know APC had over 100 Reps more than PDP. That’s not good at all. Anyway I’m also not surprised, PDP is the most corrupt party in the world and they are only getting what they have always deserved. The party is simply dead

  • marc umeh

    They can decamp all they want but they days of indiscriminate looting and impunity is gone.

  • PolyGon2013

    APGA should rescue PDP. They used to be in the same camp. I hope all of PDP do not decamp to APC o. We need a law that will disallow decamping once you are elected to a position on the platform of a particular party! Being in a particular party as an elected official does not stop you from performing your duty! Meanwhile, the decamping saga should be discouraged; otherwise, we won’t have an opposition party.