Uproar In Senate As PDP Senators Bar Colleague From Defecting To APC

THERE was uproar in the Senate over a senator who wanted dumping his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Wednesday.

Senator Sonni Ogbuoji representing Ebonyi South in the upper legislative chamber had come under order 43 of the rules of the Senate to announce his official defection from the PDP to the APC.

Attempting to make his declaration, PDP Senators pounced on him, while APC Senators came to rescue him.

The situation saw him been dragged here and there by the two parties who also assaulted themselves in the process.

After the commotion, Ogbuoji dumped his defection bid and announced that he was withdrawing his earlier announcement.

“I came under order 43 with the intention that I needed to make some declarations this morning. But my party, the PDP felt I had not consulted with them enough.

-So, because of the love they had shown to me in the past, I”m stepping down my decision to decamp”, Ogbuoji declared.

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki who presided over the plenary, did not object to the withdrawal of statement of defection.