Abuja - Senator Nelson Effiong representing Akwa Ibom South senatorial district in the Senate, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Effiong announced his decision to leave the PDP on the floor of the senate on Thursday, citing the crisis in the party.
“Over the past one year this party has disintegrated; because of the crisis in the party, I have decided to resign from the PDP and join the APC,” he said.
Reacting to the development, Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, said Effiong had automatically lost his seat because he became a senator under the platform of the PDP.
He said the party would go to court challenge the continued state of the lawmaker in the senate.
News 24 recalls that Senator Yele Omogunwa representing Ondo South Senatorial district had in November 2016 defected from PDP to the APC.
- News 24