Ahmed Haruna has resigned from his post as Minority Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly and defected from the APC to the PDP, the ruling party in the Northeast state.
The lawmaker representing Gombe North Constituency announced his resignation and defection during plenary on Thursday.
Haruna did not end his APC membership without stating the reasons.
He attributed his defection from the party to the attempted blackmail and suspension issued to him by the state chapter.
Haruna also said that the failure of the national leadership, led by Adams Oshiomhole, to respond constitutionally to his complaints were responsible for his defection to the PDP.
He said, “As a loyalist, I realised that the APC manifesto was there for campaign purposes and not for implementations; I will not allow myself to be ridiculed and rubbished, so today, I formally announce my defection from the APC to the PDP.
“Having defected to PDP, the action has changed my status from minority leader to majority member and since it’s obvious that a majority member cannot be minority leader, that position is gone.’’