By Wande Akinseye
The House of Rep. withnessed a rowdy session as 37 federal lawmakers, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) for the major opposition party, the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) and African democratic congress; ADC.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, announced the defections during plenary on Tuesday.
This comes after Senator Dino Melaye, former Governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso and 13 other Senators defected to the PDP.The defecting Reps are Danburam Nuhu, Mark Gbilah, Razak Atunwa, Ahmed Garba Bichi, Abdulsamad Dasuk and Zakari Mohammed, Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali madaki, Dickson Tackighir, Hassan Saleh.
Also, the Chairman of Rules and Business at the House of Representatives, Orker Jev has resigned from the APC but is yet to disclose which party he would be joining.
Meanwhile, the APC lawmakers want the party to challenge the legality of the defection, they are asking for the seats of the defectors to be declared vacant.
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