The ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives was further depleted at the weekend as the Appeal Court nullified the election of the member representing Njikoka/Anaocha/Dunukofia federal constituency of Anambra State, Dr Okey Eze.
The court order Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), to take his place having scored the highest number of valid votes cast.
The nullification of Eze’s election has reduced the number of PDP Reps members to 139 with APGA rising to five.
Reacting to the judgment, Nwankwo said his victory was a reinforcement of the rule of law.
He stated Nigerians have cause to believe in the nation’s justice system and sought the support of all Nigerians for the anti-corruption drive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The need to rid the country of corrupt practices, Nwankwo stated, has become inevitable.
The APGA lawmaker promised to work in concert with his colleagues to make good laws required to ensure good governance in the polity.
According to him: “I am here to make quality legislation. I am here to see how to enhance the laws that will benefit my constituency.
“We will try our best to solve the multiple problems facing our people back home.
“I am an agent of change. I believe that the federal government is doing what it can.
“I will support every good laws that would fight corruption. Corruption is an endemic disease ravaging us and we need to fight it with every quality laws that we can make”.