*Photo L-R: Fubara, Wike*
The crisis rocking the Rivers State House of Assembly took a new turn on Monday with twenty-seven members defecting from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state to the All Progressives Congress.
The lawmakers cited division within the PDP as the primary reason for their defection to the APC.
The affected lawmakers are said to be the ones loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.
The lawmakers, it was gathered held plenary around 8am on Monday where the decision was taken.
The lawmakers sat under tight security mounted at the entrance of the Assembly complex along Moscow Road in Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has summoned an emergency executive council meeting.
The meeting, which is presently ongoing is expected to discuss the defection of 27 lawmakers of the State House of Assembly from the PDP to the APC.
The meeting which is being presided over by the governor is the 5th executive council meeting.
The 4th executive council meeting was held on October 27, 2023, where the council approved four draft bills.