Indications have emerged on Tuesday to the effect that close to twenty three Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), lawmakers in the House of Representatives are set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) next Tuesday.
The members, it was gathered are miffed by the ongoing culture of candidate’s imposition by their state governors who jettisoned legislators with high performance rate and institutional memories in favour of their anointed candidates.
This was revealed at a meeting held with the committee that oversees smooth nomination of all PDP candidates across the States which reportedly ended in a fiasco last week.
The APC according to sources is equally dangling automatic tickets for the lawmakers immediately they defect from the PDP.
A source privy to this grand design to dump the opposition party said the aggrieved lawmakers want to due you the attitude of governors who are refusing to reward performance in favour of their so-called anointed candidates.
“We want to leave not because is our wish but the governors have pushed us to the wall and we are all moving.
“We have fought both physically and mentally to defend PDP and democracy and despite our commitment to the party and democracy see what the governors are doing to us,” one of the aggrieved members said anonymously.
It was also gathered that the lawmakers are demanding for an early resumption as there are speculations that the National Assembly may not reconvene till October.
“Why we are insisting that the National Assembly should resume early is to enable us perfect our defection strategy for good”, the source added.
Our correspondent gathered that States mostly affected by this defection moves are: Gombe, Benue, Kogi, Enugu, Ekiti, and Anambra State.