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Politics Akpabio Talks Tough Over Defection Of Andy Uba To APC



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The Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would challenge Senator Andy Uba’s (PDP-Anambra) defection to All Progressives Congress (APC) in court.

Akpabio made this known at plenary on Tuesday under Order 45 of the Senate Standing Order and said that the PDP wound reclaim Uba’s committee appointment in the Senate from him.

He said “that position belongs to the PDP; we have a notice of our intention to go to court to reclaim that seat. It is to let you know that the party is not in dispute.’’

He, therefore, called on the Senate to declare Uba’s position as Chairman, Committee on Public Accounts, vacant in view of the defection.

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Akpabio said that upper chamber should, at the next plenary, announce a new chairman for the committee.

Uba had at plenary, announced his defection to APC and pledged commitment to his new party’s resolve and determination to reposition the economy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lawmaker’s defection has increased the number of APC senators in the Red Chamber to 65 and reduced PDP to 42, while Labour Party has one member.

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