The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to Senator Elisha Isyaku Abbo’s (Adamawa-North) defection to the All Progressives Con­gress (APC) on Wednesday.

The party, which served the senator a quit notice, added that it has already commenced processes for his replacement with a cred­ible, stable and acceptable person.

It cited the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the alleged mismanage­ment of the PDP by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Ad­amawa State, as the reason for his defection.

In its reaction, the PDP said that the Constitution is very clear on the issue of defection and as such, Sena­tor Abbo will not be allowed to run away with the party’s mandate.

The PDP’s statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondi­yan, reads, “The PDP is not fazed by the decision of Abbo to vacate the hallowed cham­ber of the Senate.

“He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party, which is that he cannot continue to occu­py the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

“The place of any Senator who changes parties except on the grounds provided by the Constitution is very clear and the PDP will not allow Sena­tor Abbo to run away with our mandate. It is impossible.”

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