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2 Additional Members of the House of Representatives Defect To


As PDP receives 2 defector Reps
Published on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 05:00 Written by Ibrahim Kabiru Sule
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday received two members of the House of Representatives, following their defection from their respective platforms.
The two lawmakers: Rep Ezenwa Onyewuchi, elected to the House on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) from Imo and Rep Charles Odedu, formally of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) announced their defections yesterday in a letter to the Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
Rep Ezenwa said he decided to dump APGA for PDP after due consultations with stakeholders in his constituency as well as his constituents.
On his part, Rep Odedu said having merged to form All Progressives Congress (APC) his erstwhile party, ACN no longer exists, saying this allows him to take the decision.
He said section 68 (1)g allows him leave his platform, which pave him the way to go “back to where I belong.”
PDP has since reclaimed its control in the House after series of defections of lawmakers from different parties, including the major opposition APC to its fold

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