Reps member dumps APC, says he won’t perish with ‘sinking ship’


Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Interior, Hon. Adams Jagaba, has formally ditched the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for a yet to be announced political party.

Jagaba, who represents Kachia/Kagarko constituency of Kaduna State, announced his decision on Monday evening while reacting to his suspension from the APC in Kaduna State.

“APC is a sinking ship and I won’t perish with it,” he said.

Disclosing that he had expected an expulsion from the party, the lawmaker said, “I expected dismissal and now suspension. It’s been long I bid them farewell.

“My body language, my utterances, my actions and inactions have demonstrated that I had parted ways with them for a long time. It’s unfortunate that they are not practical scientists to realise it.”

He alleged that the APC has shown that the security and welfare of the people is not a priority, vowing that he would never beg to return to the APC.

According to Jagaba, “the electorates are poorer now, Fulani herdsmen have continued to attack and kill my people unabatedly with both the federal and state governments doing nothing.

“The Governor of Kaduna State has continually said, he does not need the votes from Southern Kaduna to win election. He has demonstrated that he values the life of a cow than the lives of Southern Kaduna people.

“So, I can’t stay with them in the same party.

“The power lies with the electorates and not in the hands of a political party. If they are expecting me to come crawling on my knees to beg them, then they are day-dreaming.”

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