Another PDP lawmaker, Hassan Anthony defects to APC


Plenary at the House of Representatives assumed a dramatic turn on Wednesday, March 22 when a lawmaker from Benue state, Hassan Anthony, announced his defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tthe lawmaker who represents Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu constituency, cited division in the PDP as his reason for decamping.

Mr Anthony’s defection which was announced on the floor of the House at the start of plenary was however, opposed by Nicholas Ossai (PDP-Delta), who raised a point of order, urging the speaker to declare 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.


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