Adamawa Assembly reacts to report of APC lawmakers defecting to PDP

Adamawa Assembly reacts to report of APC lawmakers defecting to PDP

The Adamawa state House of Assembly on Monday, July 23, said it has no information on the alleged defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The chairman of the House Standing Committee on Information, Alhaji Abubakar Isa (APC-Sheleng), made this known while speaking with newsmen in Yola.

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Isa was reacting to Saturday’s claim by the state chapter of the PDP that three serving lawmakers and eight commissioners had joined the party. He said so far only the member representing Lamurde Constituency under the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Justina Nkom had informed the house of her defection to the PDP.

“At the plenary today, it was only the SDP lawmaker representing Lamurde that stood up to inform the house of her defection to the PDP. As far as we are concerned, she is the only lawmaker that defected,” Isa said.

Also speaking in a separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on the issue, the state’s commissioner for information and strategy, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, said he was only aware of resignation of the commissioner of commerce Alhaji Umar Daware from the state executive council.

“The state government only received the resignation letter of the Commissioner of Commerce,” Sajoh said.

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Meanwhile, the governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Bindow, denied funding the Saturday, July 21, rally of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

He said reports that he spent N70 million to foot the rally where Atiku declared his intention to run for presidency is not true, Premium Times reports.

Bindow, in a statement on Sunday by his special adviser press and media affairs, Martins Dickson, described the reports as malicious and an attempt to blackmail him.

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