Twenty of 24 lawmakers in the Kwara state House of Assembly who were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Speaker of the Assembly, Rasak Atunwa announced the defection at plenary a while ago.
The defection was not unexpected. The state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed as well as his political godfather, Bukola Saraki, had earlier defected to the APC.
Earlier, on January 8, 27 of the 30 members of the Sokoto State House of Assembly defected to the APC from the PDP.
The lawmakers defected shortly after the state governor, Aliyu Wamakko, joined four other governors to move from the PDP to the APC.