- The PDP has lost one of its prominent members in Nasarawa state, Samuel Tsebe, to the APC
- The defection of Tsebe, a state lawmaker, was announced on Tuesday, April 13
- Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, congratulated Tsebe, adding that he was welcomed to the ruling party
Samuel Tsebe, the member representing Akwanga South constituency in Nasarawa Assembly, has dumped the People Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
This was disclosed by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi, at the plenary on Tuesday. April 13, The Nation reported.
Legit.ng gathers the speaker explained that the development was communicated to him via a letter from Tsebe.
Congratulating the defected lawmaker, Abdullahi urged him to remain focused on contributing his quota positively to the development of the party, Premium Times also reported.
The speaker said:
“I want to disclose to you that I have received the defection letter of Hon Samuel Tsebe of Akwanga South Constituency from PDP to APC.
“This is a new development in APC. He is highly welcomed into our great party, the APC.
“On behalf of the leadership of the House, I wish to congratulate Hon Tsebe over his defection to APC, I want to assure him of equal opportunity in the party."
Meanwhile, before his defection was eventually made public, Tsebe had endorsed the Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, for a second term.
According to the lawmaker, his decision to ensure Sule’s success in 2023 is based on his achievements, particularly numerous road construction in Akwanga local government.
Tsebe went on to commend Sule’s remarkable and exemplary leadership as well as the monumental infrastructural development evident across the state.
Six PDP governors and other chieftains of the party met with Governor Matawalle in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday, April 7.
They were all led to the northern state by the governor of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.