Nasarawa Rep Kana de­fects to PDP

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS -

Mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Kokona/Keffi/Karu Federal Con­stituency of Nasarawa State in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Ishaq Ahmed Kana, has de­fected from the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) to the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP).

had ex­clu­sively re­ported yes­ter­day that Kana was set to dump the APC fol­low­ing a meet­ing he had with his co­or­di­na­tors in the var­i­ous wards of his con­stituency, where he re­port­edly said he faced isolation from the party.

Kana who an­nounced his de­fec­tion in a let­ter ad­dressed to Speaker Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal, read at ple­nary yes­ter­day, said he was leav­ing the APC be­cause of “in­con­sis­ten­cies in the party’s ac­tiv­i­ties and ideals” in Nasarawa State.

Speak­ing to af­ter ple­nary, Kana said his de­ci­sion to leave the APC was be­cause he was not taken along in the de­ci­sions of the party in his home state of Nasarawa.

He said he was taken aback dur­ing the just con­cluded lo­cal govern­ment polls in the state where he was “com­pletely iso­lated” in tak­ing the de­ci­sions on how APC could face the elec­tions.

He said as a grass­roots politi­cian, he had “no op­tion than to look for a bet­ter plat­form” since he was “ig­nored in the party’s af­fairs.”

With Kana’s de­fec­tion, the num­ber of mem­bers of the House who de­fected to the PDP from the APC in Nasarawa State has risen to three in about three months with oth­ers be­ing Reps David Um­bugadu and Haruna Kigbu, who left the APC in Jan­uary.

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