The senator representing Adamawa north, Elisha Abbo has on Wednesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker endured public desecration when he assaulted a lady at a sex toy shop in the federal capital territory (FCT) in May 2019.
His defection was announced in a letter read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the senate on Wednesday
Abbo stated that he defected from the PDP because it was allegedly being misgoverned by Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa governor.
The parliamentarian also said the PDP in Adamawa has been “polarised” allegedly as a result of the leadership of Fintiri.
“I write to formally inform you Sir, the Senate and indeed Nigerians of my defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC),” his letter read by Lawan said.
“This is as a result of the mismanagement of the PDP by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Adamawa state which led to the crisis in the party that in turn led to the polarization of the party in the state (PDP and rPDP).”
The legislator said he is joining the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari to “build the Nigeria of our dreams”.
“The journey may be long, but we are on the right track as I strongly believe that by the end of the tenure of Mr. President, Nigeria will be a better place,” he said.
“My Senate President Sir, it is worthy of note that in the history of Nigeria’s Nascent democracy, specifically from 1999 till date, no President has paid attention to the welfare of Nigerian Citizens like President Muhamadu Buhari.
“Thus, in living up to the expectation of the good people of Adamawa North Senatorial District, I hereby defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with effect from today being Wednesday, the 25th day of November, 2020.”
Speaking on the development, Lawan said Abbo’s defection “is a show for patriotism, purpose and unity and development of our country”.
“We are inviting the remaining distinguished colleagues to join hands with the APC to build Nigeria of our dreams. We have our APC caucus meeting today with the leadership of our party so you are coming at the right time,” he said.