15 senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) making the PDP the new majority in the upper chamber.
The Senate’s official Twitter handle disclosed the defection, saying the announcement was made by Senate president Bukola Saraki during plenary this Tuesday.
The senators include: Dino Melaye (Kogi), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Barnabas Gemade (Benue), Shaaba Lafiaji (Kwara), Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara), Abdulazeez Nyako (Adamawa), Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo), Usman Nefada (Gombe), Isah Misau (Bauchi), Abdullahi Danbaba, Suleiman Hunkuyi, Suleiman Nazif, Lanre Tejuoso, Ubali Shittu, and Soji Akanbi.
With this development, PDP now holds the majority position in the upper chamber.
While addressing the senate, Saraki mentioned how democracy was being endangered, and the deputy senate president still under siege. In his address: