The National Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said members of the Imo State House of Assembly who dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC have lost their seats.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described such action as unpatriotic and an unpardonable betrayal of the people of their respective constituencies who chose and identified with the ideal and visions of the PDP as the platform for their representation at the state assembly.
The PDP added that “the defectors have indeed shown absolute lack of character, failure of leadership capacity in moments of challenges and absence of faith to stand with the people in their most trying moment, but are easily bought by personal pecuniary and political interests”.
The party reminded the defectors of the grave consequence of their actions which implied that they have automatically lost their seats and membership of the Imo state House of Assembly as they can only hold such position on the mandate of the party on which they were elected; the PDP.
The PDP said, the consequence was vividly spelt out in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
The party therefore called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately commence the processes for the conduct of fresh elections into the respective state constituencies where the legislators have vacated their seats, in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.