The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state has again witness another calamity as one of the party chieftain, member, representing Karu/ Gitata constituency, Hon. David Maiyaki officially defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC) taking the number of the ruling party in the state house of Assembly to 20, PDP 3, ZLP 1.
The speaker, who read the defection letter today at the state House of Assembly said that Hon Maiyaki left his former party to APC in the best interest of his people.
The Number Three Citizen of the state while congratulating the lawmaker for joining APC, has assured him of equal opportunities and rights in the party.
“You have taken a wise decision. I congratulate you for the step taken as you have taken the best step and I want to assure you of equl rights in the party.
“We have catch another big fish as I always say, we in Nasarawa West will continue to be for APC.
“With the defection of Hon David Maiyaki, we have completed 10 state assembly members from the zone, all in APC, our doors are still open and am still expecting the remaining four members to join us soon” the Speaker added.
As it stands at the moment, APC have 20 members, PDP have 3 members and Zenith Labour Party ( ZLP) one.
(1)Western zone all the 10 State Assembly Members are APC.
(2)Southern zone out of the 9 State Assembly Members APC 6, PDP 3, and ZLP 1.
(3)Northern zone out of the 5 State Assembly Members 4 are APC and 1 PDP.
On his part, Hon David Maiyaki said that he
decided to join APC in the best interest of the people of his constituency and the state at large.
Maiyaki, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Lands and Survey said after due consultation with his people, that propelled his decision to move from PDP to APC.
In another development, the House also received the nomination of Alh Yusuf Yakubu Esq. from Gov. Sule for confirmation as member, Judicial Service Commission.
The Speaker further directed the clerk of the House to inform the nominee to submit 30 copies of his CV before closure of work today and appear to mirror, Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 for screening and possible confirmation.