Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PDP wins back majority in Nigeria’s House of Reps

Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday secured a big win over its rival in the House of Representatives, the All Progressives Congress, APC, staging a forceful reclaim of the majority the opposition party took more than a month ago.
Five APC members announced their defection to the PDP Tuesday, while only one lawmaker moved from APC to PDP, giving a fair lead to the PDP that had earlier won an edge last week.
On Tuesday, Ladan Bichi (Kano), Abdulsalam Adamu (Kano), Sani Galadinma (Zamfara), Ibrahim Gusau (Zamfara) and Umar Bature (Sokoto) said they were decamping from the APC to PDP; while Isa Ashiru, who represents Kaduna State, decamped from the PDP to APC.
The PDP now leads the House with between 178 and 179 members, while the APC drops to between 167 and 168 members.

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