Benin - The impeached Deputy Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Festus Ebea has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He formally declared for the PDP at a rally in Ubiaja, the headquarters of Esan southeast local government area of Edo State on Sunday reports NewsDay.
He said his decision to dump the APC and pitch his tent with the PDP was informed by the fact that the APC as a party has lost direction from the ideals of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on which platform he contested and won the state assembly seat in 2011.
He said the PDP has proved at the national level with President Goodluck Jonathan at the helm that Nigeria can be transformed with credible and people-centred leadership and development programmes.
Ebea,was suspended along with three other APC lawmakers for alleged parliamentary misconduct and was afterwards impeached by the APC dominated state assembly in an action which led to the break-up of the 24-member state assembly into two parallel factions along party lines.
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