My defection to APC irreversible, lawmaker tells Jeremiah Useni

Kwande defected from DPP

The member of the House of Representative representing Jos North/ Bassa federal constituency, Plateau State, Sulaiman Kwande, who recently defected from the Democratic People’s Party, DPP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC, has ignored threats by his former party to recall him from the House.

On Friday the national chairman of DPP, Jeremiah Useni, speaking to journalists at his home in Jos, threatened to begin the process of recalling Mr. Kwande if the lawmaker failed to return to the party on whose platform he was voted into the Assembly.

The DPP gave Mr. Kwande a deadline of Monday to do so else he would be taken to court and his seat declared vacant.

“One of the major problem killing political parties in the country is indiscipline. The party is supreme and its members must respect the collective decision of a party,” Mr. Useni said. The party chairman had earlier said he asked the lawmaker to decamp to PDP and not APC.

Mr. Kwande, in a chat with journalists on Saturday, insisted that his action was in the interest of his electorate and therefore he would not join issues with an individual.

The lawmaker, who decamped to the APC about a month ago, said his move to his new party was not a reversible decision.


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