August 19, 2018

APC ‘unmoved’ as PDP ‘takes control’ of Senate (Guardian)

APC ‘unmoved’ as PDP ‘takes control’ of Senate (Guardian)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has downplayed its loss of majority seats at the Senate, following yesterday’s defection by 15 lawmakers to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The drama was also replicated at the House of Representatives where 37 legislators abandoned the ruling party.

While the plot to jump ship was already anticipated, an early morning blockade by security operatives at the residences of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu seemed to have hastened the action.

It is believed the barricade was part of a plan to checkmate the defection. Read more

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