A chieftain of the APC in Akwa Ibom State, Eseme Eyiboh, yesterday, said the sacking of five members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly who recently defected to the APC will not stand.
Eyiboh also called on the PDP in the state to exercise restraint in fuelling what he called “unnecessary tension in the state legislature.”
Eyiboh, who is a former member of the House of Representatives, made the call at a press conference in Lagos where he decried the alleged recurring lawlessness in the House of Assembly.
“Last year, the only APC member in the House of Assembly defected to the PDP and nothing happened and no seat was declared vacant.
“But just recently, five members of the PDP defected to the APC and attempt was made to declare their seats vacant,” Eyiboh said, and added that the latest development smacked of double standards on the path of the house.
He said the expulsion of five members of the House by the PDP leadership was a violation of existing laws, and wondered how nine members sat in the House that had 26 members to perfect the anomaly.
He, therefore, appealed to Gov. Udom Emmanuel and the PDP leadership in the state to stop aggravating crises in the state.
He said the APC was gaining upper hand in Akwa Ibom, a state that was once 100 per cent PDP.
“We don’t want PDP in the state and they are going. I expect the PDP to submit to the will of the people,” he said.