By Festus Ahon
ASABA-THE member representing Ika South Constituency and Minority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Festus Okoh, has dumped Accord Party of Nigeria, APN for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Mr Festus Okoh was elected into the State House of Assembly on the platform of the APN in the 2015 general election.
The lawmaker in a letter entitled “Notice to quit Accord Party of Nigeria’ read during plenary by the Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya, said that his decision to quit was predicated on internal crisis in the party.
Consequently, Okoh was immediately introduced to members of the party in the chamber by Leader of the Majority, Mr Tim Owhefere.
The Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya declared the Minority Leadership seat vacant, following the defection of Mr Festus Okoh, urging the minority caucus to elect a new leader.
Reacting to the defection, the State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Chief Kingsley Esiso said the party was expecting more defections soon because members of PDP have proved their mettle through good governance.
Esiso welcomed Okoh to the party and called on members of opposition parties to come to the PDP, adding that the party has all it takes to sharpen the fortunes of the State and Nigeria at large.