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PDP threatens to recall three lawmakers from Jigawa for defecting to APC

2015-03-09 20:50
Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Dutse - The Jigawa chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has threatened to recall three PDP legislators for defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) without cogent reason.

The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Salisu Mahmuda, made the announcement on Monday in Dutse while addressing newsmen.

He said that two of the legislators are members of the House of Representatives while the third is a member of the state Assembly.

He said that the two legislators who are members of the House of Representatives are Alhaji Sabo Nakudu representing Birninkudu/Buji Federal Constituency and Alhaji Ibrahim Giwa representing Gagarawa/Maigatari/Suletankarkar Federal Constituency.

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Mahmuda said the third legislator Alhaji Adamu Sarki represents Miga constituency in the House of Assembly.

"We are in the process of recalling the three legislators because they left the party without any tangible reason.

"There is no justification for their action because the party was not in crisis,'' Mahmuda said.

The chairman added that the action of the lawmakers was contrary to the provisions of the law and hence the need to sanction them.

He said the party had already commenced collecting signatures of the electorate in their various constituencies as prelude to their recall.

"At the moment, we are collecting signatures of the legislators from their constituencies.

"By the time we finish, we will contact the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to begin the actual recall process for the lawmakers," Mahmuda told newsmen. 


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