There seems to be no respite for the many troubles of the ruling People?s Democratic Party, PDP as eight members of the party dumped them for opposition parties.
According to reports on Wednesday, Reps. Abdulmalik Cheche (Niger), Zakari Ibrahim, Garba Umar (Kebbi) and Ibrahim Kamba (Kebbi), moved to the All Progressives Congress, APC while Rep. Wilson Nathaniel (Adamawa) defected to SDP while Rep. Madueke Anthony went to PDM. It was also gatrhered that Reps. Benjamin Aboho (Benue) and Chukwuemeka Nwogbo defected to the APGA.
In the same vein, the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Victor Ogene (Anambra) and Forte Dike (Anambra) left APGA to the APC.
Speaking on the defection, Ogene told journalists that defection figures were not made available to his office.
?The gale of defections started in 2013 when 37 legislators left the PDP for APC. Afterwards, there were periodic defections which also recorded the movement of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal from PDP to APC,? Ogene added.
It would be recalled that the PDP reportedly lost 49 of its party chieftains in Ondo State to APC.
According to the report, former Speakers in Ondo State House of Assembly, five Commissioners in Governor Olusegun Mimiko?s administration and eight local government chairmen in Ondo State are among those that dumped PDP for APC in a rally in Akure today.
It was also disclosed that scores of councilors are also part of the defection train.
Also, the Edo State chapter of PDP has reportedly suffered mass defection.
The Nation reports that, over 1,650 PDP members in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday defected to the ruling APC in the state.
It was gathered that the defectors were led by Justin Omoruyi and were received by the Edo Sate Deputy Governor Pius Egberanmwen Odubu.
Source: Global Village Extras