By Muhaimin Olowoporoku
Hon. Samuel Onuigbo, representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency at the House of Assembly has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress.
Onuigbo in his defection letter read by the speaker, Femi Gbajabialmila sighted division as the reason for his defection.
He is the fourth member of the house to dump their party for APC this week. Datti Yako and Danjuma Shittu on Tuesday renounced their PDP and All Progressives Congress Alliance (APCA) membership respectively for APC.
On Wednesday, Tajudeen Adefisoye moved from the Social Democratic Party to the APC.
After Onuigbo’s defection, minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu asked the speaker to declare the seat vacant sighting Section 68 of the 1999 constitution.
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