Chisom Dike, the lawmaker representing Eleme/Tai and/Oyigbo federal constituency of Rivers State, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defection was announced by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday during plenary.
In his letter, Mr Dike cited section 68(1b) of the 1999 Constitution, noting that the crisis in the PDP prompted his decision to decamp.
Mr Dike is the second member of the House from Rivers State to decamp from the PDP. Ephraim Nwuzi, in 2020, also decamped from the PDP, citing crisis in the party.
Raising a constitution point of order, Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta), cited section 68(1b) of the constitution, which was ruled out of order by the speaker.
The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta) said until the APC can provide security for Nigerians, the party should not be celebrating defection.