Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Breaking: 14 APC senators defect to PDP as Saraki escapes arrest

According to proceedings of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as transmitted via its twitter handle this morning, no less than 14 APC Senators have defected to the PDP, some minutes ago at the floor of the house.

This took place in a letter presented by the affected senator to the senate president in a session presided over by senate President, Bukola Saraki after beaten Police detailed holding siege at his residence barring him from holding today's sitting.

The letter reads thus:
The letter reads:
Dear Senate President,
After due consultation, with our constituents and stakeholders in our constituency, in proper recognition section 16 (1G) of the 1999 constitution, and for the fact of our party, The All Progressives Congress, we hereby inform the Senate that we the undersigned;
1. Dino Melaye
2. Barnabas Gemade
3. Ibrahim Danbaba
4. Shaaba Lafiaj
5. Mohammed Shitu
6. Rafiu Ibrahim
7. Suleiman Hunkuyi
8. Isa Misau
9. Monsurat Sunmonu
10. Soji Akanbi
11. Usman Nafada
12. Musa Kwankwaso
13. Suleiman Nazif
14. Lanre Tejuosho
We hereby inform you ygat we are changing our political affiliation from APC to PDP. We thank you for your exemplary leadership.
In a follow-up announcement, Mr Saraki said, Senator Abdulazaz Nyako, has also announced his defection.
Ms. Sumonu, who represents Oyo State, later told PREMIUM TIMES she left the APC for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and not the PDP.

News has it that the senate president beat the police sent to arrest him or stop him from attending the sitting by abandoning his convoy and making way with a rickety car into the senate chambers.

In a related event, the Deputy senate President could not attend the sitting because he was also held hostage by police who as at press time were still seen mounting guard in front of his house.

When will Nigeria break free from tyranny and dictatorship? 

Ukorebi Esien blogs for TDN where he tells the Nigerian story, one article at a time. View are mine