Taking a cue from the defection of senators from the ruling All Progressive Congress Party (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a total of 37 members of the House of Representatives have defected from Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered that out of this number 32 joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while four joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC). One 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.
Chief 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.