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.
According to The PUNCH, 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.
A member of the Assembly, Enemi George, who confirmed the development to Channels Television said the 27 lawmakers were under the leadership of Martin Amaewhule.
According to him, the decision to defect to APC was taken during their sitting on Monday.
The lawmakers, it was gathered held plenary around 8 am 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.