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.
“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.