The defection came after weeks of rumours of their defection. The rumour, however, became a reality when they formally announced their defection on the floor of the House during yesterday’s sitting.
After the letter stating their defection was read by the acting Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, each of the lawmakers – Mosunmola Sangodara, Surulere 2; Fatai Oluwa, Ajeromi Ifelodun 2; Dayo Famakinwa, Ajeromi Ifelodun 1; Hakeem Sokunle, Oshodi-Isolo2; Jude Idimogwu, Oshodi-Isolo 1; took time to give reasons they left PDP.
The defectors cited the leadership crises rocking the PDP and the outstanding performance of Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the reasons for their defection.
APC lawamkers in the house took turn to commend the defecting colleagues for their actions. They also praised the Speaker for his leadership style, which they said helped in making the defecting members to cross over.