A member of the House of Representatives, Abiola Makinde, has defected from the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
His defection was announced on the official Twitter handle of the lower legislative chamber.
Report says Abiola Makinde decided to join the ruling APC following alleged irreconcilable differences and crises in the ADC.
Meanwhile, according to The Nation, Makinde’s defection was opposed by members of the minority caucus in the House.
Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai who spoke on behalf of the minority caucus said Makinde’s defection is unconstitutional and urged the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to declare the seat vacant.
Ossai, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Delta state, argued that the person defecting from the party that sponsored his election must present evidence of why he was defecting, according to the constitution.
In his response, Gbajabiamila defended the new APC member with a counter-argument and ruled the PDP lawmaker out of order.
The report added that an impeccable source within the APC said that Governor Ifeanyi Uguwanyi of Enugu state was also being targeted by the APC but had declined their advances.
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