There was a mild drama on the floor of Nigerian House of Representatives on Thursday as an APC
A member of the ruling All Progressive Congress in the House of Representatives Jagaba Adams Jagaba, has defected to the People Democratic Party (PDP), prompting a mild drama at the floor of the lower chamber at the National Assembly.
Jagaba, who was elected to the House of Reps under the ruling APC, had earliar announced in Kaduna that he was dumping the party to the opposition PDP.
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.”
However, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara immediately said: “No, no, Jagaba. You can’t do this to me.”
Members of PDP in the house started chanting their party’s name in jubilation, while members of the APC shouted “no, no.”
This lasted for sometime before order was restored.
Dogara consequently said: “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.”