The Senator representing Abia Central in the National Assembly, Theodore Orji, has reacted and described those who are defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party into the All Progressives Congress in his senatorial zone as blacklegs.
He added that the defectors should prepare to live with the consequences of their actions.
Orji stated these while speaking to the party supporters after inspecting his constituency projects at Ukome Ibeku, Okwuta Ibeku and Ohokobe Afara Ibeku, all in Umuahia North and Umuariaga in the Ikwuano Local Government Areas on Monday.
Orji specifically reacted to the decision of a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikwuano/Umuahia, Sam Onuigbo, who dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress last week.
The senator said, “Blacklegs know why they have decamped. If you are decamping, you know why you are doing so.
“If you go there and it is better for you, it is okay. But if you go there and it is not good for you, it is okay. That is politics. You cannot hold any person to a particular place.”
He however urged anyone taking over from him in the Senate, to “make sure he or she sites projects in the constituency and to carry the people along and empower them, especially the youths.”