A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 2, Jude Emeka Idimogu, has said that he decamped from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the interest of the Igbo and his constituency.

Hon Idimogu, was elected into the Lagos legislature on the platform of the PDP in 2015.

Since he defected to the ruling party, his supporters, mostly the Igbo, who played a vital role in his victory at the poll, have criti­cised the move.

But at an interactive session with Igbo leaders at Ajao Estate, Isolo-Oshodi, the law­maker declared that he left the PDP in the interest of his people.

Idimogu said: “As I speak to you, I am a full member of the APC but with due respect, I appreciate the PDP which platform I got the mandate to become a House member.

“I called this meeting because I recog­nised the role you played in my election. I know that Igbo in the constituency just like the Yoruba voted for me. I want to use this opportunity to explain why I have to join APC.

“It wasn’t easy for me; it was a very dif­ficult decision. However, a man must be a man. First, I had to look at my constitu­ency and my mission. As an opposition member, it was not easy for me. And as an Igbo man and the only non-indigene in the House, it was really difficult for me.

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