The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday lost two of its members in the House of Representatives to the All Progressives Congress.
The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary, read the letters from Mr Ephraim Nwuzi, who is representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in Rivers State, and Mr David Abel representing Gashaka/Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency in Taraba State, on the floor of the house.
Following the development in the house, Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu; Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu; and leader of the PDP caucus, Kingsley Chinda, called on the Speaker to declare their seats vacant as there were no crises in the PDP in the defectors’ respective states.
The Speaker, however, described the PDP leaders as hypocrites, he noted that the former Minority Leader in the previous assemblies also protested against defections to the PDP but his arguments were dismissed.
He further stated that the opposition failed to lay the foundation of sanctioning illegal defections while in power.
He said, “Like you used to tell me, your points are noted. Any more defections?”
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