Two members of the People’s Democratic Party has defected from their party to the Ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Both House of Representatives members Tony Nwoye (Anambra State) and Udende Emmanuel (Benue State), wrote the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, indicating their interest to shift political affiliations.
According to both men, the split of PDP into three factions independently chaired by Ali Modu Sheriff, Ahmed Makarfi and Jerry Gana, fueled their resolve to leave the PDP. They stated they do not wish to belong to any faction.
The Minority Leader of the House of Representative, Leo Ogor, protested the position of the members that the PDP is divided in a point of order.
According to Ogor “I wasn’t really expecting this. I am so shocked. I am so disappointed with those young men. I would have thought that they would discuss this kind of issue with me as the Minority Leader.
“There is a Supreme Court ruling on this matter. I pity those young men. They really don’t know what they have done.
“I am a law abiding citizen and I can tell you that by tomorrow morning, my party will be heading to court once I have the Order Paper for the day.
“We will be in court to make sure they vacate those seats, then we will go for an election to replace those interlopers. They think they can go to APC so easily but they are wrong. So long as we have a Supreme Court ruling on this matter, I am sure they are history.
“I have told those who care to listen that there is no division in the PDP. We had a national convention, signed then by the national chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff.
“No court of competent jurisdiction has today ruled that there is any faction in PDP, neither is there any recognized faction. But for reasons best known to them, they are trying to create a faction, Ogor said.