A member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly named Shuaibu Babas has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party that is currently in power, and has instead joined the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

As his reason for leaving the party, Shuaibu Babas, who was elected to represent the Fufore/Gurin constituency in the Assembly, cited allegations of irregularities in the most recent primary election for the House of Assembly as his motivation for leaving the main opposition APC in the state.

The legislator wrote a letter to the Assembly, which the Speaker, Aminu Iya Abbas, read during the resumed plenary session on Monday. In the letter, he explained that he had to leave the APC because of the injustice that was done to him during the most recent primary election of the party.

Babas claimed that he had no choice but to leave the APC because the party was unable to hold a primary election that was free and fair in his constituency. As a result, he had no choice but to leave the party.

The Speaker extended his congratulations on his decision to join the party that is currently in power and encouraged him to make himself at home.

The ruling PDP now has a majority of 14 members in the 25-member Adamawa House of Assembly following the defection of Shuaibu Babas. The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has 10 members, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has one member.

The former majority leader, Hammantukur Yattusuri, joined the NNPP last month after defecting from the PDP to join the NNPP. Yattusuri left the PDP because he was unsuccessful in obtaining the PDP nomination for the seat in the House of Representatives that he was trying to win.

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