Breaking: Trouble for PDP as 2 Prominent Lawmakers Defect to APC

Breaking: Trouble for PDP as 2 Prominent Lawmakers Defect to APC

  • The opposition PDP in Anambra state lost two of its lawmakers to the APC on Wednesday, October 6
  • Onyebuchi Offor (Ekwusigo Constituency) and Douglas Egbuna (Onitsha North l Constituency) announced their defection at the plenary
  • In his reaction, the speaker of the House congratulated the new APC lawmakers and wished them well

Awka, Anambra state - Two lawmakers in the Anambra state House of Assembly on Wednesday, October 6, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Nation reported that the lawmakers, Onyebuchi Offor (Ekwusigo Constituency), and Douglas Egbuna, (Onitsha North l Constituency), announced their defection at plenary in Awka, on Wednesday.

Anambra: PDP Loses 2 Lawmakers Defect to APC
APC supporters celebrate with party flags in Abuja, Nigeria, after President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected on February 26, 2019. Photo credit: KOLA SULAIMON/AFP
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Offor who was also the minority leader of the House said he consulted widely with his family and mentor on his decision to move from PDP to the APC.

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He explain that he joined the APC so that his constituents can experience the party ruling at the federal level, PM News also stated.

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Egbuna also explained that he defected to the APC after several consultations.

The speaker of the House, Uche Okafor, congratulated the lawmakers and wished them well in their new party.

11 lawmakers from PDP, APGA defect to APC

Earlier, reported that Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe state governor and chairman of the APC caretaker committee, received 11 lawmakers from the PDP and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra.

The governor's media aide, Mamman Mohammed, said the new APC members include five serving and four former House of Representatives members as well as two members of the Anambra state House of Assembly.

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In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mohammed said Governor Buni congratulated the new members saying they made the right decision by joining the ruling party and bringing their people to the national movement.

PDP’s Senator Steven Odey defects to APC after losing seat

In another related development, Senator Steven Odey, a chieftain of the PDP, has defected to the APC.

Odey was sacked from Senate in August after an election appeal tribunal rejected his argument that he was duly sponsored by the PDP for the December 5, 2020 by-election in Cross River North.

The former lawmaker defected with many of his supporters in his ward, Yache, in the Yala local government area of Cross River state on Saturday, September 25.


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