Events in the Lagos State House of Assembly took another turn on Thursday, February 16, 2017, after five out of the eight lawmakers elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defection of the lawmakers was officially approved after the House seating after their letters were all read by the acting clerk of the House, Mr. Sanni Azeez.
This development however has angered thousands of followers of the PDP across different parts of Lagos.
When reacting to the defection, Lagos PDP lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency I, Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu told InsideMainland “their defection is demoralizing, derailing, and appalling because it is not good in the ears of people who stood out for you. I still can’t comprehend why, how or whatever reason that is responsible for their defection.”
However, Hon. Dipo wasn’t the only one who was shocked by the defection of the lawmakers. Mainlanders who voted the lawmakers into power have also taken to social media platform, Facebook, to express their displeasure on the cross-carpeting by the lawmakers.
A user, Ayalogu Azubuike Eric said that “the PDP members that crossed to APC are political criminals, touts, purposeless and hopeless political fools.”
Another user, Olu Femi disclosed that “it is just that Nigerians are still shallow in reasoning. Must election be by party or individual performance? It is high time we cushion our mindset.”
To Sunny Williams, “I will be the last person to believe any politician because all of them are the same. Who knows what tomorrow brings?”
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