Lawmakers To Lose Seat For Defecting From PDP To APC

Ahmed Makarfi

By Ogbolu George

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has started the process of declaring vacant, seats of six of its members who decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

The PDP made this known at its general assembly meeting held on Thursday in Lagos.

The party also pledged its support for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.


Taofik Gani, the State publicity secretary said the party was going to make a formal application to the necessary authorities for the seats of the defected lawmakers to be declared vacant.

”We want them to come and test their popularity in their various constituencies.

”If truly they are popular, they should vacate their seats and not even contest their seats that will be declared vacant in court but come out to come and test their popularity in an election,” he said.

Loyalty to Makarfi

Gani affirmed the party’s support for the Makarfi-led caretaker committee explaining that ”in Lagos State we are one.”

”There is no faction in Lagos State and we are all working as one as the local government election is coming up,” he said.

Also speaking, the state chairman of the party, Moshood Salvador, said, ”The entire party structures in the state including our leader, Chief Bode George are solidly behind Ahmed Makarfi, who was appointed as caretaker chairman of the party in Port Harcourt last year.”

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