In a significant political development, 27 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly have executed a monumental shift from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Amidst escalating political tensions, the exodus may find its roots in the recent turmoil within the state.
The upheaval became publicly pronounced following the dramatic incident on October 29th, where the Rivers State Assembly Complex went up in flames.
Responding to this crisis, the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, openly accused Governor Siminalayi Fubara of masterminding the arson at a section of the State House Assembly complex.
The internal strife among the State House of Assembly members triggered a faction advocating for the impeachment of Governor Fubara.
However, this endeavor encountered an abrupt halt following the intervention of President Tinubu.
Enemi George, a notable member of the Assembly, validated the political shift, affirming that the 27 lawmakers, led by Martin Amaewhule, made the decision to defect to the APC during their Monday session.
This seismic shift holds profound implications for the political landscape of Rivers State, potentially reshaping the power dynamics within the Assembly.
Analysts speculate that this move is not just a political maneuver but may be a response to broader issues and aspirations within the state’s political spectrum.
With the influx of these lawmakers, the APC stands to gain not only in numbers but in influence, potentially altering the political trajectory of Rivers State.