June 21, 2024
  1. The members of Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives on Thursday celebrated the defection of one of the colleagues from Edo State to All Progressives Congress.

The defecting Honourable is Mr. Johnson Agbonayinma, hails from Edo State.

Unlike on Tuesday when the PDP lawmakers protested the defection of Mr. Raphael Igbokwe from Imo State.

Edo state Deputy Governor, Mr. Phillip Shuaibu witnessed the defection.

Agbonayinma said in the letter to the house that “PDP is a darkness and he can not continue to be there. He has seen ‘light’s in the APC.

PDP members, including the Minority Whip, Mr. Yakubu Barde; Deputy Minority Leader, Mr. Chukwuka Onyema; Deputy Minority Whip, Mrs. Binta Bello; Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Relations, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje; and the Chairman, Committee on Public Petitions, Mr. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, danced as they bade Agbonayinma goodbye

Onyema raised a point of order to give the position of the caucus on the defection.

He said, “Even though we oppose defection; in the case of Agbonayinma, we are actually happy that he is leaving.

“He is like a tumour. You know when you have cancer and it is cured, you feel happy because it has left you.

“The PDP house will be better without Agbonayinma being with us. So, Agbonayinma, bye-bye.”

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