By David Odama
In an unprecedented move, a member of the House of Representatives, Tony Nwulu, has resigned his membership the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and also announced his decision to join the United Progressives Party (UPP).
Nwulu, famed for his sponsorship of the ‘Not Too Young To Run bill’ which was recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, represents Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency of Lagos State.
Speaking to journalists at the end of Plenary on Tuesday, he said his decision was in line with Section 68(g) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and his bid to run for Imo State governorship seat in 2019.
“From today, I have resigned my membership of the PDP and joined the UPP. This is in accordance with Section 68(g) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“My choice of UPP is after due scrutiny and consultation as UPP remains the only party that will give young Nigerians the opportunity they seek.
“As you know, I am running for the governorship seat of Imo State in 2019, and I believe this is the right platform for me,” Nwulu said.
When asked if there was crisis in PDP, as that was a condition for one to defect from their party, he simply said, “There has always been crisis in the PDP unless you don’t want to admit it; in fact, crisis will never leave them.”