The minority leader of the Gombe state House of Assembly, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Haruna, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Haruna announced his defection on Thursday, August 16, during the house plenary presided over by the speaker, Alhaji Nasiru Abubakar Nono, Daily Trust reports.
Nigeria daily times gathers that Haruna stated that the division in the Gombe state chapter of the APC and the injustice meted out to him by the party’s leadership, was what caused him to defect. He lamented over the fact that he had been denied the opportunity to defend himself, after being unjustly suspended by the party, four months ago.
As reported naij news previously reported that the deputy speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, John Audu Kwaturu, and the member representing Kudan state constituency in the Assembly, Junaidu Yakubu, defected from the APC to the PDP. Kwataru who made the decision known through a phone call, said he had submitted his letter of withdrawal of membership of the APC to his Kwataru ward in Kachia local government area.