27 Rivers Lawmakers Allegedly Loyal To Wike, Defect to APC. In a surprising political move, 27 lawmakers from the Rivers State House of Assembly, led by Martin Amaewhule, loyal to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Nyesom Wike, have officially defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This significant development comes amid claims of internal divisions within the PDP.
The lawmakers, who played a pivotal role in instigating impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara, have cited internal divisions within the PDP as the primary reasons for their decision to defect to the APC.
During their session on Monday, December 11, the Rivers State legislators collectively passed a resolution denouncing the alleged withholding of funds allocated for the management of the House of Assembly. This aspect of their decision adds another layer to the unfolding political drama, raising questions about the financial aspects of the lawmakers’ grievances within the PDP.
Rivers State House of Assembly, under the leadership of Martin Amaewhule, carried out various legislative tasks during their session on Monday. Notably, they approved the Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2023 for the Second Reading.
The defection of 27 lawmakers from the PDP to the APC raises questions about the internal problem of political parties in Rivers State. The influence of FCT Minister Nyesom Wike play a vital role in their decision to defect the APC.
The move by the lawmakers loyal to Nyesom Wike has the potential to reshape the political dynamics of both the PDP and the APC in Rivers State. The reasons cited for the defection, particularly internal divisions within the PDP, provide insights into the challenges faced by the party. 27 Rivers Lawmakers Allegedly Loyal To Wike, Defect to APC