By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos—Deputy Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Yusuf Gagdi, and another lawmaker, Na’anlong Daniel, have defected to All Progressives Party, APC, from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Reading the letter from the lawmakers on the floor of the House yesterday, the Speaker, Peter Azi, said their action was necessary due to PDP’s leadership crisis in the state and having consulted widely with their constituents, they decided to defect to APC to remain focused and give their people a better representation.
The Speaker and other APC members welcomed the defectors, assuring them that APC had no discrimination against any member.
They also called on the party members to remain resolute and faithful in their support for the party, both at the state and national levels.
The two defectors said they were pressurised by the members of their constituencies to defect to the APC and pledged their loyalty to the party.