Rep. Adams Jagaba (APC, Kaduna), on Monday dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmaker was yet to announce his formal defection at the floor of the House of Representatives.
Jagaba, who represents Kachia/Kagarko constituency of Kaduna State, is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Interior.
Jagaba told the Premium Times, while reacting to his purported suspension from the party in Kaduna State, that “APC is a sinking ship and I won’t perish with it.”
Jagaba, who said he had expected to be expelled from the party, did not announce the party he would join.
“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.
“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,” he reportedly said.
Attempts by Daily Trust to get confirmation from Jagaba failed as his mobile phones were switched off.