A former Deputy Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Odefa Obasi Odefa, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Odefa defected from the PDP to the APC along with about 500 of his supporters from the Onicha East constituency.

He disclosed this at the state Government House in Abakaliki during a visit to Governor Ogbonnaya Nwifuru.

Speaking on his defection, Odefa said his decision to “pit tent with the APC was to join the governor in his efforts to transform the state, having studied his good intentions as captured in his manifesto”.

Responding, Nwifuru said the door of the APC was open to accommodate all well-meaning individuals in the party.

Nwifuru assured defectors of a level playing field in the APC.

He also encouraged them to join hands with him to develop the state.