15 Senators official defected from the ruling APC to PDP this morning.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki only gave the hint of his own defection as the Senate plenary was ongoing.
Saraki announced the defection now in a letter addressed to him.
They defecting Senators are:
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 ) .
Also, Senator Abdul -Azeez Murtala-Nyako ( Adamawa) who had earlier dumped the APC for the African Democratic Congress, also formalised his defection.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki read a letter from 13 members of the All Progressives ’ senators declaring their defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Saraki , while responding to the plea by the Majority Leader , Senator Ahmad Lawan , for the defectors to rescind their decision, lambasted the APC.
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