The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, John Audu, and
another member representing Kudan Constituency, Junaidu Yakubu, have
defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP).
The members who announced their defection on Friday said it was a result
of impunity, draconian leadership style and a lack of unity in the APC.
They explained that the party’s pattern of leadership at all levels will
no longer serve the interest of their constituencies who elected them into
According to the Deputy Speaker who represents Kachia Constituency in the
State Assembly, many APC supporters at the local government and state
levels have also left the party due to the way it is being run.
He, therefore, noted that his continuous stay in the ruling party will not
be in the interest of his supporters and constituents.