Two Lawmakers Dump PDP, Defect To APC In Anambra
Two lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra State House of Assembly, have dumped the party and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Politics Hub Nigeria gathered that the lawmakers include; Mr Onyebuchi Offor (Ekwusigo Constituency), and Mr Douglas Egbuna, (Onitsha North l Constituency).
Their joint defection was announced at plenary on Wednesday.
Offor, who until his defection was the Minority Leader of the House, said that he consulted widely with his family and mentor on his decision to move from PDP to the APC.
“It is time I join the party at the centre so that my constituents can feel and experience the presence of the ruling party,” he said.
Also Hon.Egbuna said that he defected to the APC after several consultations with his constituents.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Uche Okafor, who congratulating the defected lawmakers, wished them well in their new party.
Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that four lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in the state Assembly, had on September 21, also defected to the APC.
Currently, the APC has six members, PDP has four members, while APGA has 20 members in the Assembly.
These defections are part of the political realignment in Anambra State ahead of the November Governorship Election.