Senator Onyewuchi joins Labour Party as Bauchi lawmaker
Jun 23, 2022
Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi of Imo East left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join Labour Party.
His move alongside Dauda Jika, who has defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Part(NNPP), was contained in a statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, a media aide to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, who said the duo wrote to his principal informing him about their defections.
Onyewuchi’s move to the Labour Party followed the lawmaker’s consultations with his family and constituents.
“I wish to inform Mr. President and distinguished Senators of my defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the Labour Party,” the statement quoted the Imo lawmaker as telling Senator Lawan in a letter.
“This is after due consultation with my family, constituents and supporters. This will enable me to participate fully in the movement for a new Nigeria.”
With the most recent defection, the number of APC Senators is now pegged at 66 while those in the minority parties stand at 43.
“The minority parties in the Senate are presently five in number as of Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022,” the statement added.
“They are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Young People’s Party (YPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and Labour Party (LP).”