37 Members of the House of Representatives also Defected from APC to Other Parties
A total of 37 members of the House of Representatives have defected from Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to other parties.
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.
Prominent 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.
Neither the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara nor the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Lasun Yusuff defected.
This happened in the lower chamber after 16 lawmakers in the upper chamber made their way out of the APC following the executive act of dictatorship and impunity.