One of the 27 Rivers State House of Assembly members who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Linda Somari Stewart, has reversed her decision.
Recall that 27 members of the House of Assembly said to be loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and immediate governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, dumped the PDP for the APC.
The lawmakers announced their defection at the plenary on Monday, citing division in the PDP as the reason for the move.
A source told SaharaReporters on Wednesday that Stewart, the lawmaker representing Okrika in the State Assembly made a U-turn before the Speaker of the House, Hon. Edison Ehie, declared her seat and 26 others vacant.
The source said: “The lawmaker representing Okrika in the State Assembly made a U-turn as the seats of the defectors were about to be declared vacant”.
Stewart’s defection means she has moved from Wike’s camp to Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s camp.