By Ikenna Uwadileke
Another member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Johnson Agbonayinma, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Agbonayinma represents Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency of Edo defected on Thursday 24 hours after a PDP member of the House, Mr. Nnanna Igbokwe, representing Ahiazu, Mbaise/Ezinihite Federal Constituency of Imo joined the ruling-APC.
In his defection letter learn by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Agbonayinma mentioned that he took the motion as a result of the PDP shut the doorways in opposition to him.
“What made me take this step is that PDP is factionalised and has continued to advertise impunity.
“You can recall that I didn’t take part within the occasion’s nationwide conference of Dec. 9 held at Eagle Square in Abuja as a result of I belong to the Ali Modu Sheriff’s camp, which tried to place issues proper within the PDP.
“Sheriff tried to finish the impunity that has characterised the PDP by making certain the return of the occasion to the individuals.
“However, the occasion members refused to permit inner occasion democracy thrive.
“Today, the occasion is factionalised; whereas one faction is on the Wadata Plaza, one other is in Asokoro.
“This just isn’t the best way to go; the concocted unity listing by the governors throughout the conference additional deepened the disaster within the occasion.
“The PDP has shut the door in opposition to me and I’ve no different various than to heed the decision of the individuals who elected me to resign from the PDP and be part of the APC,’’ Agbonayinma mentioned.
He claimed that he was being intimidated by his colleagues in PDP for opting to not be part of a stroll out over Igbokwe’s defection.
Agbonayinma mentioned that his colleagues vowed to frustrate his movement on Digital Switch Over for refusing to hitch the stroll out.
“It is time to place partisan politics apart and promote nationwide curiosity,’’ Agbonayinma mentioned.
The House Majority Leader, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, mentioned that “Agbonayinma took the appropriate determination as a result of his political philosophy is progressive’’.
However, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Rep. Chukwuka Onyema, on behalf of the PDP caucus in the home, bid Agbonayinma farewell.
Onyema mentioned that Agbonayinma’s exit from the PDP leaves the occasion in a greater form.
NAN reviews that Agbonayinma’s defection brings the variety of lawmakers who decamped from the PDP to the APC to seven within the final 12 months. (NAN)