The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dogara made the announcement during Tuesday’s plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.
The Speaker informed his colleagues that he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside two other APC members in the House of Rep.
The two other lawmakers that joined the speaker in defecting are Ahmed Yerima who represents Misau/Damdam constituency in Bauchi State and Edward Pwajok from Jos South-East constituency in Plateau State.
However, Dogara did not give reasons why he and the other lawmakers were leaving the party.
The Speaker had returned to the PDP in September 2018, a decision the opposition party described as “patriotic and courageous”.
The lawmaker had also picked the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination Form in a bid to seek re-election in the February polls.