It was gathered that the soon to be defectors were uncomfortable with alleged manipulations by their state governors to “anoint new candidates” in place of the incumbent “seasoned legislators
States said to be affected by the planned defection include Ekiti, Anambra, Cross River, Gombe, Benue, Kogi, Enugu, and others whose lawmakers are at loggerheads with their governors.
According to Alex Okeke, the planned mass defection revealed that, as an indication that all is not well with the PDP,
meetings of committees saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a smooth consensus primary election across the states were deadlocked last week without any reasonable outcome.
The source further disclosed that the APC is already dangling automatic tickets to lure the aggrieved lawmakers into their fold, should they perfect their plans to cross over to the ruling party.
“We want to leave not because it is our wish but the governors have pushed us to the wall.