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APC loses two Senators to opposition PDP

Two frontline members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senate Majority Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi; and Adamu Aliero, have officially de...



Two frontline members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senate Majority Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi; and Adamu Aliero, have officially defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), NAN reports.


The formal defections of the two APC senators from Kebbi State were conveyed in two separate letters addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and read at plenary on Tuesday


Sen. Ailero and Sen. Abdullahi represent Kebbi Central and Kebbi North Senatorial districts respectively.


Also to defect formally from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance on June 15, is the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.


His defection and exit as Minority Leader was deferred, given the inability of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to come with his defection and resignation letter to plenary.


Although an announcement to that effect was made by Lawan, it was however agreed that Abaribe’s letter is formally read on the floor before his exit as Minority Leader, after a point of order raised by Sen. Gabriel Suswam (PDP- Benue).


It also reduced the number of APC Senators from 71 to 69 in the Senate.

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