Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced the defection of 15 sentors in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Saraki disclosed this while reading a letter during plenary.
He read a letter from 15 members of the All Progressives’ senators declaring their defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
The lawmakers include Rabi’u Kwankwaso (Kano-Central), Dino Melaye (Kogi-West), Adesoji Akanbi (Oyo-South), Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo-Central), Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara-South), Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna-North), and Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun-Central).
Others are Usman Nafada (Gombe), Ibrahim Dambaba (Sokoto), Mohammed Shittu (Jigawa) Isa Misau (Bauchi) Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi) Shaaba Lafiagi (Kwara) and Barnabas Gemade (Benue).
In a related development, Senator Abdul-Azeez Murtala-Nyako (Adamawa) who had earlier dumped the APC for the African Democratic Congress, also formalised his defection.
Analysts believe, it’s just a matter of time, Senate President Saraki would soon defect to the PDP as his running battle with the APC continues.
Editor’s Note: The initial headline is misleading and regrettable, it is hereby retracted.