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Breaking: How 15 APC Senators Dump Party

Fourteen senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday July 24, 2018 defected from their party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The senators in a joint letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made their intention known.

The letter reads:

Dear Senate President,

          After due consultation, with our constituents and stakeholders in our constituency, in proper recognition section 16 (1G) of the 1999 constitution, and for the fact of our party, The All Progressives Congress, we hereby inform the Senate that we the undersigned;

           We hereby inform you that we are changing our political affiliation from APC to PDP. We thank you for your exemplary leadership.

In a follow-up announcement, Mr. Saraki said another senator, Abdulazaz Nyako, has also announced his defection.

Ms. Sumonu, who represents Oyo State, later told PREMIUM TIMES she left the APC for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and not the PDP.

           The defected Senators are:

  1. Dino Melaye
  2. Barnabas Gemade
  3. Ibrahim Danbaba
  4. Shaaba Lafiaji
  5. Mohammed Shitu
  6. Rafiu Ibrahim
  7. Suleiman Hunkuyi
  8. Isa Misau
  9. Monsurat Sunmonu
  10. Soji Akanbi
  11. Usman Nafada
  12. Musa Kwankwaso
  13. Suleiman Nazif
  14. Lanre Tejuosho

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