Chief Peter Uviejitobor and Chief Evans Iwurie, lawmakers of the Labour Party representing Udu and Ethiope East constituencies at the Delta State House of Assembly, have officially defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
Their letter of defection to PDP was read by Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya, during a plenary session on Tuesday, April 4, The Punch reports. In the same vein, Festus Okoh, a member representing Ika South Constituency and minority leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, has dumped Accord Party of Nigeria (APN) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reports.
Okoh was elected into the State House of Assembly on the platform of the APN in the 2015 general election. The lawmaker in a letter entitled “Notice to quit Accord Party of Nigeria’ read during plenary by the Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya, said that his decision to quit was predicated on internal crisis in the party. Okoh was immediately introduced to members of the party in the chamber by Leader of the Majority, Mr Tim Owhefere.
Following Okoh’s defection, the Speaker Chief Monday Igbuya declared the Minority Leadership seat vacant, urging the minority caucus to elect a new leader. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com has gathered that the state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Kingsley Esiso has reacted to defection of Okoh’s defection. He said the party was expecting more defections soon because members of PDP have proved their mettle through good governance. Esiso welcomed Okoh to the party and called on members of opposition parties to come to the PDP.