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PDP Loses Two Members To APC

Two House of Representatives members cross-carpeted from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.on Thursday.

The lawmakers that migrated are Zaphaniah Gisalo representing Abuja Municipal Area Council/Buari and another member, Mr. Yusuf Tijani from Okene/Ogori-Magogo federal constituency of Kogi State.

They cross carpeted on the floor of the House amid wide protest from PDP lawmakers.

In their letter to the House, they attributed their defection to division in the various state chapters of PDP.

Reacting to this, the Minority Whip of the House, Umar Barde, cited Section 68 of Nigerian constitution which states that a legislator will automatically vacate his seat if he/she leaves his political party without division.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara has however ruled that only the court could decide the fate of both lawmakers.

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