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Abaribe Announces PDP Exit As Senate Resumes Plenary

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe


The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe has announced his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The announcement was made on Tuesday by the leadership of the Senate Ahmad Lawan at the resumption of plenary.

The session however started later than normal and no explanation is given by the leadership for the late start.

Senator Abaribe has now changed seats on the floor.

However, his action has angered some PDP Lawmakers who say Senator Abaribe was yet to consult with his colleagues in the PDP before defecting. Senator George Sekibo says Senator Abaribe did not inform the PDP caucus that he is having problems in the state chapter of the party.

Meanwhile, the Senate Majority Leader Yahaya Abdullahi and Senator Adamu Aliero both representing Kebbi State have also defected from the ruling APC to the opposition PDP.

In separate letters read by the Senate President on the floor, they explained that their decision to move to the PDP is because there is no internal democracy in APC.

Senator Aliero further explained that the APC in Kebbi state is plagued by high-handedness, unfairness, and mediocrity to the extent that important stakeholders holders are sidelined.

They both accused the Kebbi state governor of injustices meted out to party members in the state who refuse to toe the line and note that all efforts to correct the injustices by the state government have been unsuccessful and they have exhausted all channels for an amicable resolution to the crisis.


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