In a noteworthy development within Rivers State politics, 27 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly have switched allegiance from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This decision, led by Martin Amaewhule, was confirmed by Assembly member Enemi George during their Monday morning session.
The political dynamics have been intensified by a longstanding Speakership dispute between Amaewhule and Edison Ehie, reflecting allegiances to ex-governor Nyesom Wike and Governor Siminalayi Fubara, respectively.
The Assembly’s recent factional conflicts, rooted in the rift between Fubara and former governor Wike, saw multiple leadership changes, setting the stage for potential further political drama in the state.
Concurrently, there were defections from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the APC to the PDP led by Fubara, with prominent figures like Patricia Ogbonnaya and Karibo Wilson, signaling a complex and evolving political landscape in Rivers State.