Alhaji Salisu Garba Koko, member representing Maiyama/Koko – Base Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has defected from the All Progressive Congress, APC, to the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Recall that Alhaji Salisu had earlier claimed that the genuine list of delegates was changed during their primaries.
According to him, even the committee set up by the party to attend to issues of irregularities during the primaries didn’t help matters.
The National Publicity Secretary of SDP, Alfa Mohammed, in a statement said the defection of Hon Salisu Garba Koko brings the number of lawmakers who have defected to SDP in less than two weeks from APC to two.
The SDP spokesman added that more reps members were being expected in the days ahead as SDP has become the most accommodating and promising party for those unjustly treated in another party.
Meanwhile, reports indicated that the decision of the lawmaker to dump APC was as a result of the party’s inability to restore his stolen mandate during the concluded primaries.
The House of Reps. member was quoted as saying that he had explored all lawful means to get his mandate restored to him but was frustrated by the powers that be, hence his decision to leave the party.