Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Just like their colleagues in the Senate, 36 members of All Progressives Congress, APC in the House of Representatives on Tuesday announced their defection to opposition parties.
While 34 of the defecting lawmakers announced that they are headed for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), four said they will join African Democratic Congress, ADC.
The lawmakers cited division in the APC as the reason for their defection.
Among the defectors are Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali madaki, Dickson Tackighir, Hassan Saleh, Danburam Nuhu, Mark Gbilah, Razak Atunwa, Ahmed Garba Bichi, Abdulsamad Dasuk and Zakari Mohammed.
PDP members in House of Representatives had earlier celebrated when news of the defection of 15 senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP was announced.
Earlier, the PDP lawmakers, who converged on the lobby of the National Assembly, vowed not to allow a leadership change in the Senate.
Some of them even threatened to break into the Senate Chamber to forcefully stall any attempt to change the leadership of the Red Chamber.
However, as soon as news filtered from the Senate about the defection of 15 senators into the opposition party, the PDP Reps broke into dance, singing “ooo my home, oooo my home, when shall I see my home.”
They also chanted “Dogara Dogara Dogara” to welcome the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.