Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State, has convened an emergency meeting with the members of the State Executive Council.
The meeting is holding at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Fubara called for the meeting following the defection of 27 members of the 32-member House of Assembly from the governing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.
The lawmakers had dumped PDP for APC during a sitting of the House.
The lawmakers were seen brandishing the flags of the APC in a group photograph after the sitting.
Fubara and his predecessor, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, have been at loggerheads over the party’s structure in the state.