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2019: Big loss for PDP as 2 Reps members defect to APGA

2019: Big loss for PDP as 2 Reps members defect to APGA

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost two of its members in the House of Representatives to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The two members, Ben Nwankwo and Anayo Nnebe, both from Anambra state made their decisions known in separate letters read on the floor of the House by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

The duo claimed that there was division in the state chapter of the PDP, a party which sponsored their election to the House of Representatives.

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Ben Nwankwo had earlier declared for APGA in Anambra state during the governorship campaign in 2017.

Premium Times reports that the defection of Messrs Nwankwo and Nnebe is the first in favour of APGA since the inauguration of the 8th Assembly in 2015. gathered that PDP has been the major casualty of the defection of members since 2015 as it has lost at least 15 of its members and gained only 1 from the APC.

APGA now has three members in the House of Representatives, making it the third political party with representation in the National Assembly after APC and PDP.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Chief John Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) received 34,826 members of the PDP in Niger, who moved to the party.

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Among the defectors are the state deputy chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Aminu Yusuf, former speaker of the state Assembly, Alhaji Adamu Usman, a former attorney general, Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse among others.

Oyegun said in Minna at a rally to receive the defectors that Nigerians must shun sentiment and support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to set the nation on a new path of growth and progress.

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