Six members of the Enugu State House of Assembly elected on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) has officially announced their defection to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Six Labour Party Lawmakers Defect To PDP [FULL LIST]

ABN TV reports that the lawmakers announced their defection on the floor of the House during their plenary that’s ongoing as at the time of this report.

According to the defectors, their defection is as a result of the “existence of irreconcilable division, incessant crisis within the labour party at the national level and across all the state chapters.

“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 Abure and Apapa factions as well as the national treasurer and their parent Body, NLC as some of the divisions within the party.

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

ABN TV gathered that 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.

The motion for their defection to be accepted was moved by Rt. Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu and was seconded  by Rt. Hon. Jane Eneh



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