Barely two days after the Peoples Democratic Party lost a member of the House of Representatives to the All Progressives Congress, the opposition party has again suffered a major setback as another rep has defected to the ruling party.
According to Premium Times, Sam Onuigbo who represents Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency of Abia State, made his defection known in a letter read by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday.
The lawmaker cited division and crisis in his local government chapter of the PDP.
In his reaction, the minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu kicked against his colleague’s action and urged the speaker to declare his seat vacant, a request which as expected was not granted.
Onuigbo’s defection comes as the third consecutive defection in the floor of the house since Tuesday.a