Reps postpone plenary till September

Members of the House of Reps
Members of the House of Reps

After the gale of defections that rocked the National Assembly on Tuesday, the House of Representative adjourned its plenary till September 25.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives made the announcement at the end of plenary on Tuesday.

This comes after about 37 members defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Congress (ADC).

Some of the members who dumped the APC include: Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali Madaki, Dickson Tackighir, Hassan Saleh, Danburam Nuhu, Mark Gbilah, Razak Atunwa, Ahmed Garba Bichi, Abdulsamad Dasuk and Zakari Mohammed.

Contrary to earlier speculations, Speaker Yakubu Dogara did not defect although there are insinuations that it is a matter of time before he makes his move.


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