BREAKING: MAKINDE JOIN APC

A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM ONDO STATE, PETER MAKINDE, HAS DEFECTED FROM THE AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS TO THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS.

HON. MAKINDE, IN HIS LETTER OF DEFECTION, READ TO MEMBERS AT THE PLENARY  TODAY BY THE SPEAKER, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, BLAMED THE DEFECTION ON THE ALLEGED DIVISION IN THE ADC.

SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, HOWEVER, SCREAMED POINT OF ORDER.

A LEADER OF THE MINORITY CAUCUS, NICHOLAS OSSAI, WHO WAS ALLOWED TO SPEAK, HOWEVER, PROTESTED AGAINST THE DEFECTION, STATING THAT IT BREACHED SECTION 68 OF THE CONSTITUTION.

ACCORDING TO THE SPEAKER, THOSE PROTESTING AGAINST THE DEFECTION LACKED KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOINGS-ON IN THE ADC AND, AS SUCH, ARE NOT IN THE POSITION TO QUERY THE REASON CITED BY MAKINDE FOR THE DEFECTION.

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ELEVEN DEFECTIONS HAVE SO FAR BEEN RECORDED BETWEEN OCTOBER 2020 AND FEBRUARY 2021, ALL TO THE APC.

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