Another PDP Senator Defects To APC
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has continued tp lose its members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as Senator representative Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Nelson Effiong, defected to the APC.
Effiong, who announced his defection to the APC during plenary on Thursday, hinged his decision on the internal crisis in the PDP.
However, the PDP has vowed to challenge his defection in court.
It was gathered that his defection was discussed during the PDP caucus meeting held at the Senate Hearing Room 1 on Tuesday.
At the meeting, it was gathered that members of the PDP caucus kicked against the move.
A senator said the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, promised at the meeting to mediate between Effiong and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, over a disagreement between them.
The source said: “The senator (Nelson Effiong) is leaving PDP because of the rift between him and the governor of his state.
“So, at the meeting, the caucus resolved to mediate between them.”