- An APC lawmaker in the House of Representatives has defected from the ruling party
- The lawmaker, Musa Soba, defected from the party on Wednesday, October 24
- He alleged that he was deceived and defrauded by the ruling party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the House of Representatives, Musa Soba, who defected from the party on Wednesday, October 24, accused the APC of deceiving and defrauding him.
Punch reports that the lawmaker representing Soba constituency of Kaduna state is one of the over 70 aggrieved APC lawmakers that protested their loss of return ticket but lost at the appeal panel of the ruling party.
Legit.ng gathers that Speaker Yakubu Dogara read Soba’s resignation letter to members on the floor in Abuja.
The letter read partly: “As you are aware, the APC is yet to recover from the self-inflicted injury occasioned by double standard, indiscipline and sheer impunity in the conduct of its affairs.
“It is regrettable that the APC, which has enjoyed a lot of goodwill after its formation which culminated in our electoral victory in 2015, is now in disarray due to a complex mixture of ineptitude and inability to understand the dynamics of power in a democratic system of government.
“Mr Speaker, I have been personally short-changed by a system I so much trusted and believed in. I have also been serially deceived and defrauded by a political party I helped to nurture and sustain. However, it is the sharp division within the APC members and the mutual antagonism between the membership and the leadership of the APC more than any other factor that propelled me to take my exit.
“Accordingly, I wish to place it on record that from today 24th October, 2018, I cease to be a member of the APC, having tendered my resignation letter to all the relevant party organs.
“Since the political horizon is wide enough to accommodate my ideology and aspirations, I shall announce the name of my new political party in the next few days."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the House of Representatives reportedly resolved to leave the party, following their inability to secure return tickets for 2019.
The lawmakers planned the resignation which would be done in batches, beginning from Wednesday, October 24, (today) on the floor of the House in Abuja.
One member, who had been prominent in the negotiations with the party for a return ticket, Musa Soba, reportedly confirmed that the members would leave.
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