Lawmakers elected on the platforms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They joined the ruling APC ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in the state.
A statement issued on Thursday by Mamman Mohammed, the Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to Yobe State Governor and Chairman, APC Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, said critical stakeholders of the party received the defectors at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
He said the defectors consisted of five serving and four former House of Representatives members, as well as two members of the Anambra State House of Assembly.
“You have taken the right decision at the right time. You will enjoy all the rights and privileges of the party,” the statement quoted Buni to have said.
According to the statement, the defectors promised to deliver their constituencies to the party in the November 6, 2021, governorship election.
It added that the Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon.Femi Gbajabiamila; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; governors of Imo, Kogi, Kano, Jigawa and Kebbi States all joined Buni in receiving the defectors.