The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, RT. HON. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has announced the defection of member representing Keffi East Constituency, Hon Abdulaziz S. Danladi from Social Democratic Party (SDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Balarabe Abdullahi while reading the defection letter of the lawmaker during the House proceedings today in Lafia assured him of togetherness in the interest of the party and for the overall development of the state.
The speaker while congratulating Hon Danladi 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.
” Let me use this opportunity to congratulate our brother, Hon Abdulaziz for joining our party, APC. You are indeed welcome home.
” We are ready to extend hands of friendship to you at all times.
” I also expect other members from the other sides to join our Party soon. ” he said.
“We will want to see at the end of the day that everybody in the state is a member of APC.
The speaker wished the lawmaker well, assuring him of equal opportunity in the party.
Speaker Balarabe presented him with a broom as the house leader Hon.Tanko Tunga officially received him into the party.
Meantime, the lawmaker while addressing newsmen shortly after his defection said that his decision to join the APC was as a result of the developmental strides of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abdullahi Sule and the speaker pragmatic and inclusive leadership.
He added that the crisis in SDP currently was another reason for leaving the party.
” First and foremost, I want to thank the leaders and supporters of my former party, SDP for the support and mandate given to me as member of the state legislator.
” I was formerly a member of APC but it was due to disagreement that I have left the party to SDP.
” What informed me to rejoined the party, APC was as a result of the pragmatic leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari , Gov.Abdullahi Sule as well as the outstanding performance and inclusive leadership of our speaker,RT.Hon 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 has already gave me approval and blessing to join APC,” he said.
The lawmaker while noting that him and his teaming supporters will be receive officially in Keffi in no distance time assured his people of sound and quality representation at the state legislature.