After months of accusations and denials, the speaker of the house of assembly Aminu Tambuwal finally decamped to the APC
Mr. Tambuwal formally announced his defection today ( Tuesday 28, October 2014) at the House plenary. He is required by law to declare formally to his colleague lawmakers.
The speaker, for months, denied he was moving to the APC despite openly associating with the party.
The clearest indication he had joined the party came more than a week ago when he attended a meeting of the opposition party in Sokoto State.
He said the state governor, Aliyu Wammako, had invited him for the meeting after he was snubbed by a visiting PDP delegation to the state, led by Tony Anenih, the Board of Trustees chairman.
Mr. Tambuwal is expected to contest for the governorship of his native Sokoto State.
His months of denial is believed to have been informed by his concerns about losing his position as the speaker.
Shortly after the declaration Tuesday, Mr. Tambuwal adjourned sitting of the lower house of parliament to December 3.