Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

6 Labour Party lawmakers defect to PDP

285

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

In what appears to be one of the biggest political backstabbing, six Labour Party members of the Enugu State House of Assembly on Thursday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.

Their defection was announced in a letter read by the Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Uche Ugwu during plenary.

According to the LP lawmakers, their defection is as a result of the existence of irreconcilable division, incessant face-off within the party at the national level and across the state chapters.

Those that announced their defection include: the Chief Whip of the house and member representing Igboeze North I, Hon. Ejike Eze, the leader of the house and member representing Enugu North, Hon. Johnson Ugwu, the member representing Enugu South Urban, Hon. Princess Ugwu.

Others are: member representing Nsukka West, Hon. Pius Ezeugwu; Member representing Igbo-Etiti East, Hon. Amuka Williams and member representing Oji River, Hon Osita Eze.

They also regretted that the party had evolved into perpetual discord with various factions embroiled in legal battles, which undermine its ability to effectively serve the interest of the people.

“Regrettably, the party has evolved into state of perpetual discord with various factions embroiled in legal battles thereby undermining its ability to effectively serve the interest of the people.

“The Labour party once a beacon of hope for progressive ideas have regrettably become synonymous with internal squabbles, thereby reducing its capacity to fulfil the aspirations of electorates.”

They cited the cases of Mr Julius Abure and Mr Limido Apapa factions as well as the national treasurer as some of the divisions within the party.

They expressed the hope that the PDP would give them the platform to continue to serve the interests of their people and thanked the leaderships of Labour Party for their supports.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.