Federal Lawmaker From Buhari’s State Dumps APC For PDP
The membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State has been depleted.
A member of the House of Representatives from the state, Ibrahim Murtala, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Murtala, who is representing Matazu/ Musawa federal constituency, announced his defection in a letter read by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on the floor of the House.
In the letter, Murtala said that he wished to inform the House and the general public that he was no longer a card-carrying member of the APC
Murtala did not state the reason for his defection. He becomes the first elected official from President Muhammadu Buhari’s home-state of Katsina to dump the ruling party for another party.
The APC and PDP have lost a couple of their members in the past few months to other parties.
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