Posted by Nelson Dafe | 2 June 2016 | 3,363 times
It was a rowdy session in the House of Representatives Wednesday when two members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Hon. Tony Nwoye (Anambra) and Hon. Udende Emmanuel (Benue) – defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In two separate letters announcing their defection read by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, both men cited what they said were factions in the PDP.
They noted that the PDP has been divided into three factions headed by Prof. Jerry Gana, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Nwoye and Emmanuel’s letters stated that they do not wish to belong to any of the factions.
The announcement was welcomed by APC members who chanted the party slogan, “change, change, change” for several minutes before calm was restored.
However, Minority Leader, Hon. Leo Ogor, raised a point of order insisting that there was no faction in the PDP.
But his point of order was overruled by Dogara who said there was no need to debate the matter on the floor of the House, as such should be handled by the affected party.
PDP has threatened to ensure that Nwoye and Emmanuel lose their seats in the House.
•Adapted from a THISDAY report. Photo shows House of Reps.
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