Six members of the opposition party in Lagos State House of Assembly, the People’s Democratic Party on Thursday, February 16th announced formally their defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
This now leave number of opposition in the House as just two.
It was gathered that the six members sighted leadership crisis as basis of them dumping the party that voted them into office.
The members that defected includes; Honourable Jude Idimogu (Oshodi Isolo Constituency 2), Honourable Hakeem Olushola Shokumle (Oshodi Isolo Constituency 1), Honourable (Mrs.) Mosunmola Sangodara (Surulere Constituency 2), Honourable Adedayo Famakinwa (Ajeromi Ifelodun Constituency 2) and Honourable Fatai Oluwa (Ajeromi Ifelodun Constituency 1).
It was gathered that while the other five members announced their defection during plenary session, the Minority Leader, Hon Hakeem Bello was away in the mosque.
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He however announced the decision to join his colleagues in the ruling party.
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The formal defection of the members is coming weeks after it was first announced. Recall that BlackBox Nigeria earlier reported about the defection some weeks back, a report that was repelled by the same lawmakers then, only for them to announce formally on Thursday during plenary session.