- The deputy speaker of Kaduna state House of Assembly, John Kwaturu, accuses the APC of impunity and bad leadership
- He says he made the decision to resign as deputy speaker after consultation with his political associates and supporters
- APC chairman says Dogara has lost touch with his constituency
The deputy speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, John Kwaturu, has resigned from his position days after he defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Kwaturu alleged on Tuesday, August 14, that impunity, bad leadership and division that existed in the party prompted him to resign.
The lawmaker, who represents Kachia constituency, however said he made the decision to resign as deputy speaker after consultation with his political associates and supporters.
The politician stated that he thanked the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and members of the Kaduna state House of Assembly for the opportunity and support they gave him throughout the three years he served as deputy speaker.
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Meanwhile, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi south, Murtala Dan Maliki, has said the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has lost touch with his constituency.
Maliki, speaking on the outcome of the recently concluded by-election said the outcome of the Bauchi south senatorial district by-election showed that Dogara would have suffered defeat if the poll was the general elections to elect members of the National Assembly.
The APC chieftain said the APC won in Dass and Tafawa Balewa, two of the three local government areas represented by the speaker in the by-election.
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