- The chief whip of Ekiti state House of Assembly, Ms Cecilia Dada, has left the PDP for the APC
- Dada said her decision was a result of the actions of the PDP’s leadership which she said is ‘killing’ the party
- The new defection reportedly brings to five the number of APC lawmakers in the 26-member Assembly
The chief whip of Ekiti state House of Assembly, Ms Cecilia Dada, has reportedly defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Channels TV, Dada disclosed this to reporters on Monday, February 4 in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
The lawmaker explained that her decision was a result of the actions of the PDP’s leadership which she said is ‘killing’ the party.
Dada is the second member of the PDP to defect to the ruling APC in the last two weeks.
This new defection brings to five the number of APC lawmakers in the 26-member Assembly.
Ten PDP lawmakers are on suspension for alleged misconduct levelled against them on the day a former speaker of the House, Kola Oluwawole, was impeached in October 2018.
The speaker of the Assembly, Adeniran Alagbada, had last week while receiving a lawmaker who joined the APC, stated that purported cracks within the fold of the Ekiti PDP were bringing fortunes to the APC.
The Ekiti state chapter of the PDP has been facing internal wrangling and leadership crisis with the Senate minority leader, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, and the immediate past governor, Ayodele Fayose, coordinating parallel groups.
The crisis got to a height when Fayose reportedly came on air on a private radio station in the state, asking the people not to vote for Senator Olujimi who is the party’s candidate for Ekiti South senatorial district in the general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Ekiti House of Assembly, on Thursday, January 17, impeached its deputy speaker, Segun Adewumi, who represents Ekiti west constituency 1, on the grounds of gross misconduct and insubordination.
The chairman, House committee on business, Chief Gboyega Aribisagan, under matters of public importance, moved for the impeachment which was seconded by Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere-Ekiti 11) at plenary.
The speaker, Adeniran Alagbada, immediately swore-in Posi Omodara (Irepodun/Ifelodun) as the new deputy speaker after the duo of Olarewaju Olayanju and Cecilia Dada had nominated and seconded his nomination respectively.
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