Two Edo APC Lawmakers Defect to PDP

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By Adibe Emenyonu

Two All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the Edo House of Assembly on Monday resigned from the party and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The two lawmakers are the former Deputy Speaker of the House and member representing Akoko-Edo I, Yekini Idaiye; and the Member representing Orhionmwon East Constituency, Nosayaba Okunbor.

The defection of the two lawmakers has brought the number of PDP lawmakers to nine with only one APC lawmaker in the 10-man house of assembly.

Edo State Speaker of the House of Assembly, Marcus Onobun read their letters of resignation from APC on the floor of the House.

The resignation letter by Yekini Idaiye reads: “May I use this medium to inform you of my resignation as a member of APC.

“I took this decision because of internal crisis in the party from my ward to the local government level which led to the factions in the party for some time now”.