The All Progressive Congress (APC) has been hit by defection as the past immediate speaker of Edo state House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, resigned his membership of the ruling party.
Speaking with pressmen on Monday, June 22, after tendering his resignation in Benin, Adjoto said he took the decision for the sake of his political future after consulting necessary stakeholders.
“My resignation takes immediate effect,” Adjoto said, adding that his resignation was also in line with Article 9.5(i) of the APC constitution.
The former speaker said his resignation came with mixed feeling because leaving the party he helped to build has been a tough decision.
Wothappen.com notes that Adjoto’s defection came on the heels of the crisis in the ruling party in Edo state forcing the incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki to defect to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).