Just In: 27 Rivers Assembly Members Defect to APC

27 Rivers State Lawmakers Defect from PDP to APC

In an unexpected development, twenty-seven members of the Rivers State House of Assembly have officially left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). This political shift took place during the Monday session at the state’s legislative complex, signifying a notable change in political affiliations.

The defectors are reported to be ardent supporters of the former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, who currently holds the position of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This mass defection sheds light on the internal political dynamics within the state, revealing a growing divide among assembly members.

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Out of the 32 total members in the House, four individuals are allegedly aligned with Governor Siminialayi Fubara, while the majority remains steadfast in their allegiance to former Governor Wike. The precise reasons for this political realignment are yet to be disclosed, leaving political observers and the public eager for further details.

The development has prompted speculation about the potential impact on the political landscape of Rivers State, as it not only reshapes the composition of the House but also suggests underlying power struggles within the PDP. Observers anticipate that this shift could influence future legislative decisions and alter the dynamics of political representation in the state.

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As events unfold, stay tuned for more comprehensive coverage and analysis of this significant political development in Rivers State. Further details on the motivations behind the defections are expected to surface soon, providing a clearer understanding of the factors that led to this major political upheaval.