Wednesday 20th September, 2017
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Lagos PDP in trouble as 6 out of its 8 Assembly lawmakers defect to APC

 Lagos PDP in trouble as 6 out of its 8 Assembly lawmakers defect to APC

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos may have been in some trouble following the official defec­tion of its six out of eight La­gos state’s House of Assembly members last Thursday to the All Progressives Con­gress (APC).

The members said the out­standing performance of the state Governor Akinwumi Ambode was the reason that informed their massive de­fection to the ruling APC.

The lawmakers made their defection to APC publicly official on the floor of the House on Thursday, express­ing joy that they will now be fully part of the transforma­tional works of Governor Ambode.

The defected lawmak­ers are the Minority Leader, Akeem Bello (Amuwo Odo­fin the Minority II); the Mi­nority Whip, Mrs Mosun­mola Sangodara (Surulere II) and Jude Idimogu, (Oshodi/Isolo II).

Others are Olusola Sokun­le (Oshodi/Isolo I); Dayo Fa­makinwa (Ajeromi Ifelodun II) and Mr Oluwa Fatai (Aje­romi/Ifelodun I).

Two PDP lawmakers who refused to join the bandwag­on are Victor Akande ( Ojo I) and Mr Dipo Olorunrinu (Amuwo-Odofin I).

Idimogu, who is the only none indigene in the House said, "I appreciate the rela­tionship here. I must confess I am in love with Ambode. The governor has been kind to me and my constituents despite the fact that I was for­mally in an opposition.

"APC is better. I don't know how to appreciate him (Ambode) than to join his party to move the state for­ward."

According to Sangodara, the only female lawmaker among the defectors, the de­cision to join in the frail was sequel to the desire to serve her constituents better, “we are all aware of what is hap­pening in PDP,” she said.

The House while welcom­ing the defectors took turn to make mockery of PDP.

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa said, “For the fact that these have joined us, let us welcome them. There is a pleasure in dumping PDP."