Two House of Representatives members from Rivers and Taraba States respectively have left the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmakers, Ephraim Nwuzi, who represents Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency of Rivers and David Abel, who represents Gashaka/Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency of Taraba, made their decision known in separate letters to the Speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila.
In their letters which were read on the floor of the house during plenary on Tuesday cited reasons for defection to be that they consulted with their constituents and that they also like the Speaker’s leadership style.
prominent members of the opposition made a call for the declaration of their seats vacant.
Prominent amongst them are the minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu and Kingsley Chinda, leader of the PDP caucus.
In responding to the call made by the opposition lawmakers, Mr Gbajabiamila urged them to “go to court if they feel dissatisfied.”
The speaker recalled that it was the same thing he was told as a minority leader whenever he protested the defection of members of his political party in the eight Assembly.