Senator Nelson Effiong representing Akwa Ibom South, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Sen. Effiong disclosed his defection to the ruling party on the floor of the red chambers at today’s plenary.
Effiong, who cited party crisis as his reason for defection, said,“Over the past one year this party has disintegrated; because of the crisis in the party, I have decided to resign from the PDP and join the APC.”
In his reaction, the senate Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, frowned at the decision, saying the lawmaker has automatically lost his senate seat because he became a senator under the platform of the PDP.
Akpabio warned that the party will contend Effiong’s continued stay in the senate in court.
Recall that a senator from Ondo south, Omoyele Omogunwa, had in November 2016, defected from the PDP to the APC.