THE chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State, Honourable Francis Orugu, has accused the deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Godiya Akwashiki of betraying the party by defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Accordingly, Francis he alleged that the defector had been rewarded for his anti-party activities while in PDP.
The PDP chairman, who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday, shortly after a meeting with the legislative forum of the party at their secretariat in Lafia, said the defection of the deputy speaker to APC “is a blessing in disguise to the party.”
“For a very long time, Hon. Akwashiki has been romancing with the APC. This earned him the office of the deputy speaker. Or have you seen where a party with five members in the state house of assembly can produce a deputy speaker? They will even be struggling for the position of minority leader and not that of the deputy speaker,” he he said.
The chairman further said the exit of the deputy speaker from the party would give it the freedom to discuss issues without fear of betrayal from anybody.
He, however, cautioned the APC to tread with caution with Akwashiki, as he could also be a traitor to their party.