By Emeka Okafor
The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District at the Senate, Mr. Peter Nwaoboshi, has officially announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives (APC) on the floor of the red chamber.
Nwaoboshi, in a letter to the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, blamed his defection from the PDP on the factionalisation of his former party at all level.
The lawmaker, who is also the chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, accused the leadership of the party of foisting tyranny, arbitrariness and intolerance.
Nwaoboshi’s defection letter reads: “I write to respectfully notify Your Excellency and, indeed, the Senate that I’ve formally joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“This decision and action is due to division at all levels of the Peoples’ Democratic Party that sponsored my election into the Senate.
“The PDP in its entirety is imploding under huge yokes of factionalisation, arbitrariness, intolerance, tyranny and gross failure of leadership in ways that has made it impossible for my membership to continue in the party.
“This communication is made pursuant to Section 68 subsection (1g) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, for your information, guidance and record purposes.
“While assuring Mr. President of my highest esteem, be further assured of my commitment to the Ninth Senate Legislative Agenda under your calm, steady leadership and absolute support for the APC-led Federal Government of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.”