The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nkeiru Onyejeocha, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Daily Sun reports that about six other lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Abia State House of Assembly were discussing with leaders of the APC in the state for possible defection to the party.
Onyejeocha, who represents Isuikwuato/Ummunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State, was said to have formally registered for the APC in her ward on Wednesday after being convinced by former governor of the state and chieftain of APC, Orji Uzor Kalu, to do so.
Onyejeocha was a Local Government Chairman and Commissioner in Abia State during the administration of Kalu.
According to the report, more lawmakers, at both federal and state levels, may also join the APC in Abia State at the conclusion of discussion with leaders of the party.
It was claimed that other lawmakers who may defect are from Abia North, the Ukwa area of Abia South and part of Abia Central.