BREAKING: Prominent House of Reps Ex-Speaker Dumps APC, Defects to PDP

BREAKING: Prominent House of Reps Ex-Speaker Dumps APC, Defects to PDP

  • Ahead of the 2023 elections, Ghali Na’Abba, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has defected from the APC to the PDP
  • Na’Abba said the APC brought nothing but disaster and calamity to Nigeria since becoming the ruling party
  • The former Speaker was said to have returned to the PDP alongside all his supporters in Kano state and across other states

FCT, Abuja - A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Leadership newspaper reported that Na’Abba described his former party, the APC, as a disaster and calamity that has taken Nigeria backwards.

Kano PDP/Ghali Na’Abba/Shekarau/Atiku/APC
Prominent House of Reps Ex-Speaker Ghali Na’Abba-reportedly visits PDP chieftain Shekarau after defecting to the opposition party from the APC. Photo credit: @abbalala3
Source: Twitter gathers that a statement by Golu Timothy indicates that the former Speaker's defection was announced at a meeting of former House of Representatives members in Abuja by former deputy Speaker, Austin Okpara, who presided over the gathering.

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In the statement announcing his defection, Na’Abba said the ruling APC will surely face the wrath of Nigerians come 2023 for causing more pain to the nation.

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It was gathered that Na’Abba alongside all his supporters in Kano state and across other states have all returned to the PDP to work for the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as president next year.

Okpara who presided over the meeting said the PDP is poised to take over power to restore human dignity and the economic survival of the nation.

He said the absence of the PDP in power in the last eight years has affected everything in the country and that the earlier the party was back in power, the better for everyone.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a group of aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) sent a message to the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu, over the looming defection from the party.

The group identified as APC360, while expressing concerns over defections that the party recently experienced, urged Tinubu to step in and stop the mass exit of members, particularly aspirants, from joining other political parties.

The group, which consisted of aspirants who have contested for different elective posts at the party’s primaries from the 36 states in the country, including the FCT, raised the alarm on Tuesday, September 13.


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