Fourteen senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday defected from their party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The senators in a joint letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made their intention known.
The letter reads:
Dear Senate President,
After due consultation, with our constituents and stakeholders in our constituency, in proper recognition section 16 (1G) of the 1999 constitution, and for the fact of our party, The All Progressives Congress, we hereby inform the Senate that we the undersigned;
1. Dino Melaye
2. Barnabas Gemade
3. Ibrahim Danbaba
4. Shaaba Lafiaji
5. Mohammed Shitu
6. Rafiu Ibrahim
7. Suleiman Hunkuyi
8. Isa Misau
9. Monsurat Sunmonu
10. Soji Akanbi
11. Usman Nafada
12. Musa Kwankwaso
13. Suleiman Nazif
14. Lanre Tejuosho
We hereby inform you that we are changing our political affiliation from APC to PDP. We thank you for your exemplary leadership.
In a follow-up announcement, Mr Saraki said another senator, Abdulazaz Nyako, has also announced his defection.
Ms. Sumonu, who represents Oyo State, later told PREMIUM TIMES she left the APC for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and not the PDP.
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