Senators Barnabas Gemade (Benue), Dino Melaye (Kogi), Musa Kwankwaso (Kano) were among 14 senators who defected from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the floor of the Senate, Tuesday.
Other senators include: Ibrahim Danbaba, Shaaba Lafiaji, Mohammed Shitu, Rafiu Ibrahim, Suleiman Hunkuyi, Isa Misau, Monsurat Sunmonu, Soji Akanbi, Usman Nafada, Suleiman Nazif and Lanre Tejuosho
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 AlProgressives Congress, we hereby inform the Senate that we the undersigned;
“We hereby inform that we are changing our political affiliation from APC TO PDP. We thank youfor your exemplary leadership.”
In a follow up announcement, Saraki said, Senator Abdulazaz Nyako, has also announced his defection