The Speaker House of Representative, Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara has said, Sen Joshua Dariye and Deputy speaker, Rt Hon. Yusuf Babayo Gagdi have the right to cross carpet to APC, owning to the lingering crisis rocking PDP in the country.
He disclosed this after a grand reception organized to welcome the decampees at the Rwang Pam stadium on Wednesday, in Jos North LGA.
Dogara described the return of Dariye and his unflinching support to the party, as great thing that had happened to the APC family.
He commended Gov. Simon Lalong for setting pace in the offset of the salaries of civil servants across the country.
“Plateau is prospering in the hands of APC government, I’m proud to receive Dariye into APC family,” he said.
The Speaker further said: ” cross carpeting is part of our constitution, so Dariye and Gagdi leaving PDP to APC is a legal issue, because the crises in PDP has led many to cross carpet to another party .”
Dogara noted that the APC inherited the mess which they have accepted, and are willing to transform the economy by putting more efforts to generate money for security and safety of lives.
According to him, there is over 90 billion in agriculture and transport sector; revenue that accrues from these sectors can drive the economy.
In his remarks, Governor Simon Lalong thanked the president for having the interest of the state at heart; the president took steps in ensuring that the hardships in the state was ameliorated.
“I thank you all because Mr.President has not disappointed us, we are gradually surmounting our problems.
“I met a huge backlog of arrears of pensioners , salaries of civil servants, we promised paying all these salaries before December,” he added.