A former Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Musa Mohammed, has defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Mr Mohammed registered his membership of the APC at Nasarawa Central Ward of Nasarawa local government area of the state, through a letter addressed to the ward chairman.
The letter read in parts: “The decision is taken after due consultation with my family, political associates friends and relatives.
“Every politics is local I should respect the wishes of my people because I will equally need them.”
Our correspondent gathered that the former speaker will be formally received by the state governor next week in a grand rally at the Government College, Nasarawa.
Confirming his defection the APC, Mr Mohammed told DAILY NIGERIAN that he decided to join the party because politics is local, adding that his people have urged him to do so.
Mr Mohammed, a two time Speaker from 2007 to 2015, also noted that he joined the APC after months of consultation and persuasion by stakeholders of the party at both the state and local government levels.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that before now, Mr Mohammed was severally sited in government functions and at state Government House as well as holding meetings with Governor Abdullahi Sule and other party faithful in the state.
However, political pundits in the state described Mr Mohammed’s defection to the APC as a serious setback for the PDP in the state, “due to his followership and experience”.
“Although he lost his bid to secure the ticket of the Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency under the platform of the PDP, he refused to challenge the outcome in the tribunal and yet remains influential in the political circle of the state,” a political analyst stated.