Breaking: Rivers, Taraba Reps PDP  defect to APC

Reps Ephraim Nwuzi and David Abel, from Rivers and Taraba States respectively on Wednesday  defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Speaker of the House, Rep Femi Gbajabiamila, announced the defections on the floor of the House at the resumption of plenary session.
The two law makers cited divisions in their respective State chapters of the Party and Speaker’s stellar performance and leadership” as their reasons for leaving the Party.

In his reaction, the deputy minority leader, Toby Okechukwu said: “This country is based on law and due process. It is clear that our colleagues who wrote to defect are simply quoting the charisma of the speaker.

Gbajabiamila, described the leaders of the opposition as hypocrites, recalling that as minority leader in the previous Assemblies he also protested against defections to the PDP but his arguments were dismissed. He noted that the PDP failed to lay the foundation of sanctioning illegal defections while in power, adding that, “Like you used to tell me, your points are noted. Any more defections?”

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