Three Imo lawmakers defect to APC

Chidi Samuel| The defection fever in the house of assembly continued on Thursday as three lawmakers defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party and the Action Alliance.

The three lawmakers who defected at plenary include, Uju Onwudiwe, representing Njaba State Constituency defected from AA while Samuel Otuibe (Ahiazu Mbaise) and Paschal Okolie (Orlu) joined from the PDP.

The speaker of the house, Collins Chiji, who read the defection letters of the three lawmakers, asked the clerk of the house, Chinelo Emeghara, to take note.

It will be recalled that 17 lawmakers from the PDP, AA and All Progressives Grand Alliance had earlier defected to the ruling APC following the election of Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state by the supreme court.

With Thursday’s development, APC now has 21 lawmakers against PDP’s six.

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