Two members of the House of Representatives, Zephaniah Jisalo
and Yusuf Tijjani, have decamped
from the People’s Democratic
Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The two Honourables informed the House of their defection in separate letters
read on the floor by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
Jisalo and Tijjani who represent AMAC/Bwari federal constituency of the FCT and Okene/Ogori-Magogo federal
constituency of Kogi State respectively in their respective letters attributed their defection to division in the various state chapters of their party.
In reaction to the defections, the minority whip of the house, Umar Barde, cited Section 68 of Nigerian constitution which states that a
legislator will automatically vacate
his seat if he/she leaves his political party without division.
But the speaker ruled that only the court could decide the fate of the