Two All Progressive Congress (APC) members of the house of representatives, Kolawole Babatunde (Ondo) and Mukaila Kazeem (Ogun), have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress with one defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), PUNCH reports.
Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, read letters from the lawmakers announcing their resignations from the APC at the plenary on Wednesday.
Babatunde Kolawale, representing Akoko north-east/west federal constituency in Ondo, in his letter, announced that he was defecting to the PDP.
However, Mukaila Kazzim, representing Abeokuta north/Obafemi-Owode/Odeda federal constituency of Ogun, did not state the party he would join.
In the letters, both lawmakers made reference to irreconcilable issues relating to the party primaries as part of the reasons for the resignation and defection.
Kazzim stated that “godfatherism” played a vital role in the emergence of candidates to represent the party in the 2019 general election.
He said the phenomenon was not only undemocratic but against relevant sections of the constitution.
The legislators said after due consultations with their constituents, it was time for them to part ways with the APC.