In what many people have described as dramatic, two members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday moved out of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Rep members are Ephraim Nwuzi, representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in Rivers State and David Abel from Gashaka/Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency in Taraba State.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, disclosed this while reading letters of their defection on the floor of the house during plenary.
In his reaction to their defection, the Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu; Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu; and leader of the PDP caucus, Kingsley Chinda, urged Gbajabiamila to declare their seats vacant.
Gbajabiamila, however, faulted the point of order raised by the opposition leaders.
He described them as hypocrites, adding that PDP failed to lay the foundation of sanctioning illegal defections while in power.
He said, “Like you used to tell me, your points are noted. Any more defections?”