THE EDUCATOR - July 28 2018


Why APC Lawmakers Defected To PDP—Rep. Onuigbo

The Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change, and member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South federal constituency, Rep. Sam Ifeanyi Onuigbo has thrown some light on why National Assembly members from the All Progressives Congress(APC) dumped the party.

Rep. Onuigbo who was reacting to the mass defection of APC lawmakers during the week, said the defection was occasioned primarily by the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government;

“At present, there is no good governance in the country, especially at the Federal level. That is why the cost of living is high in the country. There is inflation in the land. There is unemployment in the land.

“And more importantly, a lot of killings have been going on with no concrete effort by the Federal Government to stop these senseless killings.

“The primary objective of every government is for that government to protect lives and property. This government is not doing that.

So what you have seen is that the National Assembly members who defected are not happy with the way things are going.”

Onuigbo further opined that by crossing over to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the lawmakers clearly showed that they believe that the PDP has what it takes to govern the country better;

“The APC members who defected to the PDP in the National Assembly have been able to compare between APC and PDP in the governance of the party and in the governance of the country under these parties.

“They have come back to PDP because they had the opportunity like a woman who married two husbands. And they have come to the realization that, this husband is better than the other one.

“So, the defected APC lawmakers are now free on their own. They go on working with all the other groups in the PDP and indeed the entire nation, to ensure the country is brought back to proper governance.”

Recall that fifteen Senators and thirty-three House of Representatives members defected to the PDP from the APC on Tuesday