Members of the opposition, People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), in the House of Representatives, on Thursday, jubilated over the announcement by a lawmaker, Jagaba Adams, (Kagarko/Kachia) of Kaduna state, when he said that he was now with the opposition, instead of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) where he won his seat.
Jagaba, while contributing to a motion of urgent public importance, on the need to add Kaduna and Plateau to a list of states under the siege of herdsmen, said that “I am of the Peoples Democratic Party,” a statement which triggered merriment in the PDP camp.
Many members of the PDP were jubilant, as they congratulated the minority leader, Leo Ogor, who had been away for some time.
The speaker, Yakubu Dogara, who presided over the plenary, however, said that, as far as the House was concerned, Jagaba remained a member of the APC, until he officially informs the House.
The lawmaker had earlier in 2018 formally dumped the APC, and described it as a sinking ship, but did not communicate his decision to the house.
Jagaba said he had expected to be expelled from the party in his home state but had since bade the members farewell.