OrderPaperToday – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) again witnessed defections of three senators belonging to the party who joined the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC) over alleged leadership failure.
Their defections came in three separate letters to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the commencement of plenary on Wednesday.
The lawmakers attributed their resignation from the opposition party to internal crisis, tyranny and leadership failure within the PDP.
This comes a day after a Zamfara senator announced his resignation from the opposition PDP.
The lawmakers who defected are: Senators Sahabi Ya’u (Zamfara North); Lawali Hassan Anka (Zamfara West); and Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North).
The Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Sahabi Ya’u stated that his decision is necessitated by the endemic crisis that engulfed the Zamfara State Chapter of the PDP, which led the national body to dissolve the State exco of the party.
“This has negatively impacted effective representation of my constituents. Being a representative of my people, and having consulted widely with them, I decided to defect from the crises ridden party to a more formidable and peaceful party, the APC”, he said.
Deputy Chairman, Committee on Senate Services, Lawali Hassan Anka (Zamfara West), on his part, said his defection was informed by the crises in the Zamfara state chapter of the PDP.
on his part, Chairman of the Committee on Niger Delta, Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North) said also his decision to resign from the PDP was due to the implosion of tyranny and arbitrariness within the party.
Nwaoboshi stated that there was a “plague of division at all levels of the Peoples’ Democratic Party that sponsored my election into the Senate.
“The PDP in its entirety is imploding under huge yokes of factionalisation, arbitrariness, intolerance, tyranny and gross failure of leadership in ways that has made it impossible for my membership to continue in the party.
“This communication is made pursuant to Section 68 subsection (1g) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, for your information, guidance and record purposes”, Nwaoboshi stated.
The Senate President, while reading the letters, remarked that more defections were underway.