SAN FRANCISCO, February 09, (THEWILL) – ￼There was a mild drama at the floor of the House of Representatives, on Thursday, when a lawmaker, Jagaba Adams, (Kagarko/Kachia) who was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) identified himself as a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Jagaba, who came to the House under the ruling APC, had earliar announced in Kaduna that he was dumping the party describing it as a sinking ship.
However, he did not indicate that he was heading to the opposition party and did not communicate his decision to the house.
His declaration at the plenary was the first since his resignation from his former party.
In confirmation of his defection on Thursday’s plenary, he introduced himself thus: “I’m Hon Jagaba Adams Jagaba and I’m of the PDP.”
Members of the PDP in the house started chanting their party’s name in jubilation as they congratulated the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, who had been away for some time, while members of the APC shouted “no, no.”
However, The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara immediately said: “No, no, Jagaba. You can’t do this to me.
“The truth is that I’m not aware and the House is not aware. As a ranking member, you know what to do.
“So, as far as we’re concerned, you’re still a member of APC.”