Six lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Imo State House of Assembly has denied defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The lawmakers made this known to the public as they condemned the Speaker of the house over the report that they had also defected to the APC in the state.
The six lawmakers include the former deputy speaker, Okey Onyekamma (Mbaitoli), Frank Ugboma (Oguta), Anyadike Nwosu (Ezinihitte), Tochi Okereke (Ngor Okpala), Philip Ejiogu (Owerri North) and Solomon Anukam (Owerri Municipal).
The lawmakers made their stand known as they condemned the desperate action from the APC and the Speaker, says it is malicious and untrue for them to join APC.
“The news of our purported defection to the APC from the PDP remains as shocking to us as it is to our various constituencies who demonstrated their respective resolves for our continuous representation of their interest on the platform of the PDP.”
“It is on record that we were voted across party lines, hence we stand on their mandate for effective representation in the Imo House of Assembly.”
“The false and malicious statement credited to the speaker remains false, as there has never been a time we met or discussed such an embarrassing idea with the speaker.”
The Lawmakers described the Speaker as desperado, who is using blackmail to lure and/or blackmail them into joining the APC.
All peddlers of falsehood must be reminded that the mandate we carry is one beyond personal interest and that such hasty decisions as were recently seen at the floor of the House has no accommodation.”
The 6 PDP lawmakers called on people spreading the fake news to respect their stand and that of their constituencies.
“This really shows that APC is a Party made of liars, even if you are the most sincere person in the world, joining APC will change who you are. APC was built on wrong foundation.
“We have individually requested that the peddlers of this rumour should make public letters of our purported defection, which informed this recent and ridiculous statement.”
“They must stop this self-delusion, as supporting the governor for the even transformation of Imo is a collective responsibility which requires no party line”.
Daily Tells has reports that Emeka Ihedioha has head back to Supreme Court to reclaim his mandate. This might be the reason the PDP lawmakers are denying the decision – APC chieftain