The senator representing Kano central, Rabiu Kwankwaso, the senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye, and others have defected to the PDP from the APC.
Some Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have on Tuesday during the plenary, dumped the party and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to PUNCH, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from 13 members of the APC senators declaringtheir defection from the ruling party to the opposition party.
The lawmakers who dumped the APC and defected to the PDP include;1. Rabi’u Kwankwaso (Kano-Central)
2. Dino Melaye (Kogi-West)
3. Adesoji Akanbi (Oyo-South)
4. Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo-Central)
5. Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara-South)
6. Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna-North)
7. Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun-Central)
8. Usman Nafada (Gombe)
9. Ibrahim Dambaba (Sokoto)
10. Mohammed Shittu (Jigawa)
11. Isa Misau (Bauchi)
12. Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi)
13. Shaaba Lafiagi (Kwara)
14. 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.
This is coming after Police and DSS blocked Saraki’s residence in a bid to prevent him from taking charge of today’s plenary. Reports had it that, the Senate President abandoned his convoy and trekked to the the senate house.