Following the defection of 6 PDP House of Reps members to other
political parties yesterday Feb. 17th, the APC now has clear majority in
the House of Reps according to a report by Channels TV.
The lawmakers, Robinson Uwak (Akwa-Ibom) and Mohammed Ibrahim
(Jigawa) defected to the APC, Tobias Okwurio Chukwuemeka (Ebonyi) and
Peter Ali (Ebonyi) moved to the Labour Party, Akpan Umoh (Akwa-Ibom)
defected to Accord Party while Chineyen Eke (Abia) defected to APGA.
With the defections, the total number of APC members in the lower
chamber now stands at 181 while the PDP members in the house is 156.
Other parties in the house now share 23 seats, with SDP occupying 10,
the Labour Party five, APGA four, PDM two, and the Accord Party two