According to Vanguard, “citing the division of the Sokoto State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal is expected this morning to decamp to the All Progressives Congress, APC. It would be the first time since the advent of the Fourth Republic in 1999 that any of the two presiding officers of the National Assembly would belong to another party apart from the PDP.
Today’s decamping will provide him the necessary party qualification to vie for the governorship ticket on the platform of the APC, which itself, is to amend its constitution tomorrow to allow Tambuwal and other last minute decampees from the PDP to vie for elective offices on the party’s platform.”
It will be interesting to see the effect this defection, if it were to happen, would have on business in the House of Representatives. At this time, the ruling PDP has the majority. Will there be any change in influence once the principal officer becomes a member of the minority party?
Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan