The Deputy Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Okey Onyekanma and nine other lawmakers, on Tuesday, defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) and Action Action(AA).
Onyekanma had earlier resigned from his position as the Deputy Speaker and Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business.
The other lawmakers who defected are Authur Egwim (Ideato North) from AA to APC; Chyna Iwuanyanwu(Nwangele), PDP; Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), PDP; Obinna Okwara(Nkwerre), AA; and Paul Emeziem (Onuimo) also from PDP to APC; Ekene Nnodimele (Orsu) from APGA to APC, Johnson Duru (Ideato South), AA; Ngozi Obiefule (Isu) AA; and Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema) from PDP to APC.
The speaker, Rt. Hon. Collins Chiji, read their respective letters of defection on the floor of the Assembly.
The plenary is currently ongoing.