Defection: David Mark’s daughter Blessing, Bauchi rep dump APGA, PRP for APC

Defection: David Mark’s daughter Blessing, Bauchi rep dump APGA, PRP for APC

- The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has received two federal lawmakers into its fold

- Blessing Onuh from Benue and her counterpart from Bauchi, tendered their registration letters on Wednesday, February 16, on the floor of the House

- The defectors claimed there were unresolved crises within their parties

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Blessing Onuh, a daughter of the former Senate president, David Mark, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

The Nation reports that Blessing is a member representing Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency of Benue at the House of Representatives. gathered that the member representing Bauchi federal constituency, Yakubu Abdullahi also dumped the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) for the APC.

Breaking: David Mark’s daughter, Bauchi Rep defect to APC
Members of the House of Representatives during a plenary in Abuja. Credit: @HouseNGR
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According to the report, in two separate letters read by speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the lawmakers said they were leaving the platforms that sponsored their elections due to crisis in the parties.

David Mark's daughter said she was leaving APGA due to a leadership crisis at all levels of the party. According to her, the decision came after serious consultation with her people.

Abdullahi said he decided to leave the PRP as a result of the crisis which led to the emergence of two national chairmen for the party as well as two chairmen in Bauchi state.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun state, defected from his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

It was reported that Daniel was the campaign manager for the former vice president and PDP’s presidential candidate in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar.

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The former governor is expected to pick up the membership card of APC before the registration of new members closes on Tuesday, February 16.

Daniel, according to the report, would meet with the chairman of the caretaker committee of the APC and governor of Yobe state Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday, February 17.

In another report, former president Goodluck Jonathan has met with the party’s reconciliation and strategy committee as part of efforts to resolve the internal crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The party had last year appointed former Senate president, Bukola Saraki to head its national reconciliation committee.

The committee also has a one-time senate president, Anyim Pius Anyim, and ex-governor of Cross River state Liyel Imoke as members.


Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at He holds both B.A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.


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