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With the defection of some members of Imo State House of Assembly to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, there are indications that more non PDP lawmakers may head to the party.
Before the inauguration of the House, the new Speaker, Hon.Chiji Collins had dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA for the PDP.
Shorty after the inauguration, two lawmakers of the Action Alliance, AA, Hon.Lawman Duruji and Hon.Kennedy Ibe announced their move to the PDP.
The big move was the defection of the immediate past Speaker, Hon.Acho Ihim.
The latest to have joined the fray is Hon Micheal Onyemaechi Njoku, member representing Ihitte Uboma State Constituency. He is said to have left APGA for the PDP.
This newspaper was informed that more Lawmakers of the present House may just be on the move to the governing party in the State
One of the lawmaker who spoke on condition of anonymity said more decampees will move from the Action Alliance and the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA to the PDP.
He however expressed worry on its implications.
The source said ” More lawmakers will leave the opposition for the ruling party in the State.
“My worry is that we may be heading to a situation where the Assembly will have no minority or opposition parties which is very key in a parliamentary democracy.
“I can tell you that some of those who are eying other principal positions in the House who are in the opposition face the temptation to leave their original political parties for the PDP” he said.