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19.12.17

PDP members protest lawmaker’s defection to APC

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The defection of a member of the House of Representatives, Nnana Rapheal Igbokwe, on the floor of the House on Tuesday caused protest from members of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ).
The members said they were standing on a Supreme Court’s ruling that stated that any member of the National Assembly that defects to another party from his/her original party without requisite reasons should forfeit such seat.
The defection of the lawmaker representing Ahazu/ Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency in Imo State was witnessed by the Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, who came to give him support and encouragement.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, had read a letter by the lawmaker, who cited crisis as the reason for his defection from PDP to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
But the PDP members cried foul, saying the defection was belated as there is presently no crisis in the party.
They claimed that the speaker was partisan and failed to act properly on the matter.

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