Not long ago, 9 lawmakers from the opposition party decamp to the ruling APC while the deputy speaker of the Imo State house of assembly resigned.
A latest development in the political arena of the state, the speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Dr Collins Chiji on Tuesday announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made this announcement during the plenary session of the house.
Chiji also announced the defection of seven other lawmakers from the PDP to the APC.
The decamped lawmakers are Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West), Chigozie Nwaneri (Oru East), Kanayo Onyemaechi (Owerri West), Kennedy Ibeh (Obowo), Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru), Michael Njoku (Ihitte Uboma) and Eddy Obinna (Aboh Mbaise).
This bring the total number of APC lawmakers from ten to 18, with the defection of nine lawmakers on Tuesday, January 21, 2019.
While the PDP is left with eight members at the house.
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