The member representing Aguata 1 Constituency of Anambra State, Ikem Uzozie has dumped the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance party (APGA) for the All Progressive Congress, APC.
The embattled lawmaker, while addressing the house on a motion of urgent importance, said he was saddened to live a party his family contributed so much to build, but was left with no option than to agree to the decision collectively acceded to by his Constituents to further his political carrier in another party .
Uzozie was declared winner in an election conducted to become the next speaker, after the impeachment of the then speaker, Rita Mmaduagwu, with 21 out of 30 votes, but was prevailed upon by the speedy intervention of the Executive and members of the State Working Committee of APGA.
It would be recalled that the State Working Committee of APGA suspended Hon. Uzozie from the party and two others over what they tagged as unruly behaviour by the lawmakers to carry out the impeachment exercise without consulting the state APGA SWC members.
Six months down the line, the lawmaker said he has not been invited by the state SWC, neither has he been contacted, while he was expecting for a date he will be reabsorbed by the state Working Committee of the party.
Honourable Ikem Uzozie was suspended from APGA on 15th of November, 2018 with the deputy Speaker, Hartford Oseke and member representing Orumba 1 state Constituency, Honourable Romanus Obi.