House Minority Caucus Loses Two Lawmakers to APC

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By Udora Orizu

Two members of the Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Blessing Onuh and Hon. Yakubu Abdullahi at the plenary yesterday, announced their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

While, Onuh who represents Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency of Benue, joined the APC from the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Abdullahi who represents Bauchi Federal Constituency, also dumped the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) for the APC.

In their separate letters read by the Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the lawmakers said the reason for their defection was due to the internal crisis in their respective parties.

Onuh, daughter of former Senate President, Senator David Mark, said she was leaving APGA due to leadership crisis at all levels of the party, adding she decided to leave after serious consultation with her people.

She commended national leadership of the APC for making the defection possible.

On his part, Abdullahi said he decided to leave the PRP as a result of the crisis, which led to emergence of two national chairmen for the party as well as two chairmen in Bauchi state.

He said the crisis in the party in Bauchi state is worrisome as it has led to series of litigations among members of the party.

He also claimed that one of the factions of the party in Bauchi wrote him a letter suspending him from the party