The only two members of the Labour Party (LP) in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Evans Ochuko Ivwurie, representing Ethiope East Constituency and Hon Peter Okabare Uviejitobor, representing Udu Constituency, have defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Their defection means that the Assembly will soon become a one-party legislature.
The notice of the defection of the duo was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Hon Monday Igbuya, on Tuesday.
With Ivwurie’s defection to PDP, it means he has also dumped his former political godfather, Chief Great Ogboru, who had earlier joined the APC unceremoniously. Both of them are from the same town, Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area.
The former Minority Leader of the Assembly and member representing Ika South Constituency, Hon Festus Okoh, had last week also defected to the PDP from the Accord Party of Nigeria.
The only opposition lawmaker remaining in the House, Hon Efe Ofobruku, representing Uvwie Constituency under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) is believed to be a PDP member by proxy.