House of Representatives member representing Ehime Mbano/Ihite Uboma/ Ubowo Federal Constituency of Imo State, Emeka Nwajiuba, has decamped from the Accord Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) 24 hours after his nomination as a minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, made the announcement while reading a letter from the lawmaker on Wednesday.
Nwajiuba was at the floor of the Senate going through screening when his letter was read.
Nwajiuba, used to be a member of the APC until he defected to Accord following a running battle with the former governor of his state, Rochas Okorocha.
He is a foundation member of the APC, serving as secretary of the Constitution Drafting Committee of the party. He served in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003.
Chieftains of the APC in the South-East had endorsed him for the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He will now resign his membership of the house to resume as minister if confirmed.
His emergence as a member of the house is however still mired in controversy as the APC in Imo is still challenging his candidacy in the February election at the Court of Appeal.