Chairman of the senate committee on Rules and Business, Senator, Ita Enang (PDP-Akwa Ibom) has stated that senators who defects from one political party to another would stand to lose their seat in accordance to the provisions of the nations constitution which does not allow anyone who defects to retain its seat.
He made this assertion known while briefing news men in Abuja on Thursday noting that while it was acceptable for politicians to defect to another party, it was unacceptable for them to retain their seats.
He further noted that the constitution had clearly mandated that for any member to defect to another party there must be a prove of division in the members current party or the party had merged.
The Lawmaker claimed that presently there was no division in the PDP as had been declared by a federal high court in Abuja last year therefore any member of PDP intending to defect had no ground upon which to defect.
The Lawmaker further cited section 68 sub section 1 of the constitution to buteress his point.
Away from the Lawmakers reactions on the defection of some legislators, Sen Enang said as the senate resumes next week Tuesday for its plenary sessions priority would be given to the 2014 appropriation bill to avoid lapses and no further extention of the 2013 budget life span to enable the machinery of government run effectively.
Further noting the peculiarity of this year the Lawmaker stressed that legislative activities of the year would also be treated with peculiarity such that urgent attention wouyld be given to the proposed amendment of the electoral act in view of the expected preparation of INEC towards 2015 elections.