Thirty seven members of the House of Representatives formerly in the fold of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has dumped the party and moved to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC)
The Representatives in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara officially announced their defection during plenary on Tuesday.
Top on the list of the defectors is the Chairman Committee on Rules and Business Rep. Emmanuel Orker-Jev (Benue).
Of the 37 defectors, 33 went to the PDP while four others from Oyo state moved to ADC.
Other prominent 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.
This is coming after 15 senators in the Senate dumped the APC for PDP.
The defection in the House of Representatives threw the chamber into a rowdy session as the remaining members of the APC in the House staged a walkout from plenary to address newsmen.
More details shortly…
Chieftaincy Tussle: 13 Feared Dead In Benue
Uzodimma, Petitions NJC, AGF, Fumes Over ‘Supreme Court Gov’ Tag
Step Mother Chained Boy In Animals Yard For 2 Years
Nasarawa: Police Parades 27, 1 Feared Killed In Ilorin Hotel
Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu Vows To Harness Agricultural Potentials, Improve Security
2 Killed As Youths Protest Festival Cancellation
Pantami, Danbatta For UK/Nigeria Right Of Way Regulatory Forum
FEATURES24 hours ago
2023 And The Gale Of Defection In Benue
EDUCATION15 hours ago
2020 UTME: JAMB Shifts Admission Date To Sept 7
NEWS14 hours ago
Edo, Ondo Guber Under Threat As Appeal Court Delivers Conflicting Judgements On Parties Deregistration
NEWS15 hours ago
Gov. El Rufai Appoints Board Members, Others For Agencies
NEWS23 hours ago
Trump Signs Orders Extending Economic Relief For Americans
ENTERTAINMENT23 hours ago
Tochi, Eric Evicted From BBNaija2020
NEWS15 hours ago
Edo 2020: Gov. Obaseki Describes Destruction Of His Commissioner’s House As Barbaric
NEWS17 hours ago
Petroleum Tankers Drivers Begin Strike