Opposition party suffers defeat in Imo as two Reps members defect to APC

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The Action Alliance (AA) on Thursday suffered defeat in Imo state as its two members who are lawmakers defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House of Representatives, announced Kingsley Uju and Pascal Obi as the new members of the majority party.

Uju represents Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West Ideato federal constituency while Obi is from Ideato North/South federal constituency from Imo state.

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo West, also of the APC, attended the House announcement.

In separate letters read by Gbajabiamila, the lawmakers said they were leaving the AA as a result of “irreconcilable issues” in the party.

They went further to say they decided to defect to the APC as “progressives” after all efforts to resolve the challenges in the AA failed.

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