A member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue in the House of Representatives, Mr. Dickson Terkighir has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yussuf Lassun made the announcement while reading a letter addressed to the house on Tuesday.
It could be recalled that Tarkighir contested for the House of Representatives ticket in the recently-concluded PDP primaries.
He, however, lost out with 80 votes to Mr Bem Mzondu who scored 102 votes.
His defection, ElombahNews gathered, was premised on his inability to return to the National Assembly.