David Mark’s daughter defects, joins APC


The daughter of the former Senate President, Senator David Mark, Rep. Blessing Onu (Benue, APGA) has dumped her party and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The member representing Bauchi federal constituency, Rep. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi (Bauchi, PRP) also joined the APC.

Both defections were announced in separate letters read by the Speaker on the floor of the House during plenary on Tuesday.

In his letter, Rep Abdullahi said, he left the PRP as a result of the crisis leading to emergence of two national chairmen, Alhaji Falalu Bello and Professor Sule Bello as well as two state chairmen in Bauchi state.

According to him, a faction of the party in Bauchi state had written a letter suspending him from the party adding that, the crisis is being aggravated by several litigations by members in various courts.

On her part, Rep. Onuh said she joined the APC since December 2020 and had organised an event which heralded her defection from All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA to the ruling APC.

She noted that, APGA has been enmeshed in leadership crisis at various levels, which she said has affected the cohesion and made members disenchanted, hence her decision leave the party.

It could be recalled that, about five members of the opposition caucus from the PDP, APGA as well as Labour party have defected and joined the ruling APC in recent times.

The former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara had also defected from the PDP to the APC months ago.

However, leadership of the opposition caucus led by Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP,Delta) has opposed the defection in many instances calling on the Speaker to declare the seats of the defectors vacant.


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