Akwa Ibom Assembly sacks two lawmakers for dumping PDP

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has sacked two lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Young Progressive Party (YPP).

Speaker of the Assembly, Aniekan Bassey, announced the sacking of the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary.

The affected lawmakers are Usoro Akpanuso (Esit Eket/Ibeno Constituency) and Asuquo Nana (Ikono Constituency).

Their sacking contrasts with how the assembly, some months ago, put up a ceremonial reception for another lawmaker, Effiong Johnson (Mbo Constituency), when he defected from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP.

The PDP recently rewarded Mr Johnson with a return ticket for the 2023 Akwa Ibom House of Assembly election.

Sacked lawmaker reacts

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, one of the sacked lawmakers, Mr Akpanuso, said they have not communicated their defection to the House.

“We are supposed to write to the House and the speaker will announce it on the floor of the House, stating why we are…

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