It was just a rumour last week and was denied by those involved. But yesterday, it became a reality as six of the eight Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The letter of defection, jointly signed by five lawmakers, was read in the House by the Acting Clerk, Azeez Sanni.
They said they were defecting because of the division, infighting and factionalisation of the PDP.
“The nation cannot develop under a fractured PDP, no clear vision, ambition and policy and we can’t serve two masters.
“The division in the party is hampering it from fulfilling its goals.
“The success story of Lagos State and the House’s leadership style also informed our defection to further serve our constituents better and deliver on the promises made,” the letter read.
The lawmakers are Minority Whip Mrs. Sangodara Mosumola Rotimi (Surulere 2); Famakinwa Adedayo Olufemi (Ajeromi/Ifelodun 1); Oluwa Olatunji Fatai (Ajeromi/Ifelodun 2); Sokunle Hakeem (Oshodi/Isolo 1) and Idimogun Jude Emeka (Oshodi/Isolo 2).
Source: The Nation