The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, on Monday announced the defection of the member representing Keffi East state constituency in the state House of Assembly, Abdulaziz Danladi, from the Social Democratic Party, SDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Speaker, while reading the defection letter of the lawmaker during the House proceedings in Lafia, assured the defected SDP lawmaker of togetherness in the interest of the party and for the overall development of the state.
Abdullahi thereafter congratulated the defected member and urged him to continue to remain steadfast and focused towards contributing his quota to the development of his constituency, the party and the state at large.
The defected lawmaker, while addressing journalists shortly after his defection, said his decision to join the APC was as a result of the developmental strides of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abdullahi Sule and the Speaker’s pragmatic and inclusive leadership style; adding that the current crisis in SDP was another reason for his leaving the party.
He said, “What informed me to join APC was as a result of the pragmatic leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abdullahi Sule, as well as the outstanding performance and inclusive leadership of our Speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.
“I want to join them to continue to contribute my quota to the development of my constituency, the state and the country at large. My constituents have already given me approval and blessing to join the APC.”