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."