The tsunami that swept though the Senate Tuesday morning that saw not less 14 Senators announcing their defection from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC)), has hit the House of Representatives.
This is as 37 members of the House moved over from APC to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Party (ADC).
While 32 of them joined the PDP, four left for ADC, while one member later announced he was also leaving the APC but did not state his new party.
Announcing their defection on Tuesday during plenary, the first 36 lawmakers cited division at all levels of the APC as the reason for their defection.
Prominent among the defectors are Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali Madaki, Dickson Tackighir, Hassan Saleh, Danburam Nuhu, Mark Gbilah, Razak Atunwa, Ahmed Bichi, Abdulsamad Dasuki and Zakari Mohammed.
Neither the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, nor his Deputy, Yusuff Lasun, was named among the defectors.
Few minutes after the 36 announced their defection, the chairman of the House of Representatives Rules and Business, Orker Jev, announced he was also resigning from the APC.
He cited division in the APC as his reason for leaving the party. He however did not announce the party he is moving to.
Earlier in the day, 15 senators announced their defection from the APC, majority moving to the PDP.