This is not the best of times for the opposition People’s Democratic Party as not less than 16 lawmakers out of the 24 members of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly have planned to decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This came barely 48 hours after the news of the state governor, David Umahi dumped the Peoples Democratic party to APC.
It was gathered that Governor Umahi perfected his decamping plan with some stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Abuja.
It was gathered that Governor Umahi has held series of meetings at his home town in Uburu, Ohazara Local Government Area of the state with some Stakeholders.
Although many have expressed their willingness to join him in the decamping train.
But his meeting with members of the state house of Assembly ended in dreadlock.
The meeting which was targeted at pacifying the 24 members of the state house of Assembly to join suit was held in Uburu, home town of governor Umahi.
However, it was gathered that 8 lawmakers among the 24 refused to endorse their signatures in the defection list.
However, the position of the eight lawmakers has put the governor in state of confusion as the Speaker of the state house of Assembly has reconvene a fresh meeting targeted at pacifying his colleagues to join suit.
The meeting was held at the official resident of the speaker, Francis Nwafuru, on Sunday evening.
However, the morning is still ongoing at the time of filling in this report.
Correspondents outside the venue of the meeting observed that some of the members left in anger.
But the decamping plot by the state governor has become a reality, although Umahi would at any moment make it public