The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Assembly, Aminu Tambuwal, has formally defected from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressive Party, APC. The speaker made the announcement on October 28th during the plenary session of the House.
In a short speech, the speaker said his defection was born out of the yearning of his people in Sokoto State. There are speculations he is planning to contest for governor of Sokoto State. The House has adjourned seating till December 3rd.
Aminu Tambuwal who became Speaker of the House of Reps on the platform of the PDP has been asked to resign. In a statement, the party asked Tambuwal to do the needful.
“After a thorough consideration of the matter, the NWC (National Working Committee) came to a conclusion that the Hon. Speaker, as a responsible elected officer, knows full well what is needful and honourable of him since his new party is in the minority. We are not unmindful of the fact that Hon. Tambuwal became Speaker on the platform of the PDP as the political party with the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and that this incontrovertible fact has not changed”. the PDP said.
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