Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has attended
meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in his home Sokoto state,
sources at the meeting told PREMIUM TIMES.
Associates of the
speaker said his presence at the meeting, Monday, may herald his
official defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Tambuwal exit from PDP has been long expected having romanced national
party leaders of the APC.
One source at Monday’s meeting said Mr. Tambuwal told the gathering to accept him as “one of you starting from today”.
The Sokoto meeting was for APC officials to choose a consensus candidate for the state’s gubernatorial election.
Another source at the National Assembly also confirmed Mr. Tambuwal’s presence at the meeting.
about his possible defection, the source said if he attended the
meeting “what does that tell you, will they allow someone that is not
their member attend their meeting?”