The lawmaker representing Karu/Gitata in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, David Maiyaki has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His defection was announced during the plenary on Monday by the state House of Assembly Speaker, Ibrahim Abdullahi.
The lawmaker said he took the decision in the best interest of his people and after due consultation with members of his constituency.
Welcoming the legislator to the APC, the Nasarawa Assembly Speaker assured Maiyaki that he will be treated equally with those he met in the party.
He added that the APC remains the party of choice in Nasarawa State.
“You have taken a wise decision. I congratulate you on the step taken, you have taken the best step. I want to assure you of equal rights with other members of the party.
“We have caught another big fish, I want to assure you of our cooperation and support to enable you to succeed.
“With the defection, we have completed ten members from the Western zone as APC lawmakers,” the Speaker said.
Naija News reports that with the defection of the lawmaker, APC now has 20 members in the house, leaving PDP with three members, while the Zenith labour party (ZLP) has one.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has suspended the former state chairman of the party, Otunba Segun Adewale, also known as Aeroland.
In a letter signed on Monday by the PDP chairman in Alimoso Local Government Area, Solagbade Abbas, said the party took the decision based on the recommendation of the Executive and Disciplinary Committee of Ward M1 in the local council.
He noted that Adewale had been suspended from all activities of the party for a period of one month with effect from Monday 21st June 2021, pending the resolution of all issues concerning him before the Disciplinary Committee and Executive Committee of PDP.
The Disciplinary Committee of the party in Ward M1, in Alimoso LGA, had in a letter announcing Adewale’s suspension, noted that the party chieftain, who had series of petitions before it to answer to, had declined several invitations extended to him as well as appeals made by the party elders.