More Troubles For PDP As 2 Federal Lawmakers Defect To APGA
The gale of defection in the House of Representatives continued on Wednesday as two members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced their defection to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
They are Ben Nwankwo, representing Constituency, Orumba North/South federal constituency of Anambra State and Anayo Nnebe, representing Awka North/South federal constituency also from the state.
In their separate letters to the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, both defectors cited the factionalisation and several litigation within the PDP as their reasons for abandoning the party.
But House Deputy Minority Leader, Chukwuka Onyema (PDP, Anambra), raised a point of order, drawing the attention of the green chamber to the fact that there is currently no factionalisation within the party as claimed by Nnwankwo and Nnebe.
He said the PDP was not complaining over their defection but cautioned that they should not create any sense of faction which does not exist.
He said: “We don’t have any crisis of faction in PDP. We are not complaining but don’t create a sense of faction in the party.”
With this defection, the number of PDP lawmakers and its strength in the House of Representatives has further been depleted.