2 Lawmakers Dump APC for PDP in Southeast Ahead of 2023
- The APC has lost two prominent members in Anambra state, to the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 election
- Defection Douglas Egbuna and John Nwokoye pictures and video of the lawmaker were trending on social media platforms on Thursday, March 31
- Douglas Egbuna and John Nwokoye joined the PDP, it is to enhance his 2023 political ambition, adding that he is a founding member of the opposition
Awka, Anambra - Two serving lawmakers of the Anambra State House of Assembly on Tuesday, April 12, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Punch reports that lawmakers, Douglas Egbuna, and John Nwokoye representing Awka North Constituency, announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the plenary in Awka.
Egbuna, representing Onitsha North I Constituency, used to be a member of the PDP before his defection to the APC and back to the PDP
According to the lawmaker, he returned to the opposition over reasons best known to him, Premium Times added.
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Onyebuchi Offor, representing Ekwusigo Constituency, welcomed the lawmakers to the PDP and commended them for their decision.
The minority leader said:
“I thank you for making the decision to join our accommodating party. We welcome you into our midst as members of the PDP in the House of Assembly.”
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In a previous report by Legit.ng, Obinna Okwara, a member of the Imo state House of Representatives has dumped the APC for the PDP.
Okwara made this known to newsmen on Thursday, March 31, as his defection pictures and video trended on various social media platforms.
According to the lawmaker, he has not made any official statement about his defection nor communicated on the floor of the House.
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Meanwhile, Labaran Maku, the national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has returned to the PDP.
Maku confirmed the development to journalists on Wednesday, April 6, at Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
The influential politician was the minister of information under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.