Six lawmakers at the Imo State House of Assembly have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
The lawmakers announced their defections in a letter they addressed to the Speaker and read by the clerk of the House during plenary. Five of the lawmakers until their defection on Monday were members of the Action Alliance and the sixth person was a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
The AA lawmakers who defected to the PDP were Mike Iheanaetu (Aboh Mbaise), Victor Onyewuchi (Owerri West), Ken Agbim (Ahiazu Mbaise) Lloyd Chukwuemeka (Owerri North) and Bruno Ukoha (Ezinihittte Mbaise) Chiji Collins (Isiala Mbano) defected from APGA to PDP.
According to reports, the defection of Collins was to enable him to emerge the next Speaker of the Assembly.