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Akwa-Ibom federal lawmakers threaten to defect

2015-01-09 20:31
Abuja- Federal lawmakers from Akwa-Ibom State in the National Assembly have threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opposition, if the national leadership of the party fails to address their petitions.

Addressing journalists in the National Assembly, the PDP lawmakers said that the State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, abandoned democratic principles by selecting three senators, ten members of House of Representatives and 22 members of the House of Assembly.

A federal lawmaker, Senator Helen Esuene, said that party members have tried to get the leadership of the party to intervene in the matter but to no avail.

Also speaking, the immediate past Deputy Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Nsima Ekere, said that party members in the state have been pushed to the wall by the attitude of the national leadership of the PDP.

-   NAN

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