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.

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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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