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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: House in rowdy session as 37 members dump APC

House of Representatives during their session as 37 members from APC defect

Thirty seven members of the House of Representatives formerly in the fold of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has dumped the party and moved to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC)
The Representatives in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara officially announced their defection during plenary on Tuesday.
Top on the list of the defectors is the Chairman Committee on Rules and Business Rep. Emmanuel Orker-Jev (Benue).
Of the 37 defectors, 33 went to the PDP while four others from Oyo state moved to ADC.
Remaining APC Reps members addressing
 the press at the House of Representatives
Press Centre
Other prominent members who dumped the APC include: Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali Madaki, Dickson Tackighir, Hassan Saleh, Danburam Nuhu, Mark Gbilah, Razak Atunwa, Ahmed Garba Bichi, Abdulsamad Dasuk and Zakari Mohammed.
This is coming after 15 senators in the Senate dumped the APC for PDP.
The defection in the house of representatives threw the chamber into a rowdy session as the remaining members of the APC in the House staged a walkout from plenary to address newsmen.

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