By Joe Enna
Nasarawa state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has told Three decamped members of the State House of Assembly not to have bitten the fingers that fed them. The party publicity Secretary, Hon. Muhammed Umar Bwala gave the warning in an interview granted to Peoples Times reporter at the party secretariats in lafia, saying that the party struggled hard to make them what they are today even in the face of many challenges.
Hon. Bwala who was worried over the mass defections within shortest period of time said the Lawmakers were not grateful to PDP to have made inciting statement against the party after all they have benefited, voting them under a well seating Governor and today they decided to turn their backs on selfish reasons that are baseless and not to the best interest of their people.
He further stressed that “the God that gave the party victory in the last election will surely vindicate the party and shame the defectors.
Of recent, the Deputy speaker of the House, Hon. Godiya Akwashiki was the first to leave the party, and later, both the Minority Leader and Deputy Minority leader Ibrahim Alkali (PDP-Lafia North) and Mohammed Muluku (PDP-Nassarawa Eggon East), respectively defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi , the Speaker of the House, who read the duo’s defection letters congratulated them “for taking the right decision. “We will continue to partner each other in order to move the party, the state and the country forward for the benefit of our people”, he said.
Balarabe-Abdullahi assured of the assembly’s readiness to continue to enact laws that have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.
Earlier, the duo attributed their defection to the APC to crisis rocking the PDP at the national level.
Alkali said, “the crisis rocking our party at the national level is the reason why I defected to APC after due consultation with my constituents”, he said.
Muluku said: “After due consultation with my party stakeholders, my constituency and other people in the state, I deem it necessary to dump PDP for APC to contribute my quota to the development of the state and Nigeria at large”, he said.
They, however, appreciated the PDP for giving them the opportunity.