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JUST IN: Kwankwaso, Melaye, 13 other senators dump APC for PDP

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President of the Senate , Bukola Saraki, has read a letter from 13 members of the All Progressives ’ senators declaring their defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party .
The lawmakers include Rabi ’ u Kwankwaso ( Kano – Central ) , Dino Melaye ( Kogi – West ) , Adesoji Akanbi ( Oyo – South ) , Monsurat Sunmonu ( Oyo – Central ) , Rafiu Ibrahim ( Kwara -South ) , Suleiman Hunkuyi ( Kaduna – North ) , and Lanre Tejuoso ( Ogun- Central ) .

Others are Usman Nafada ( Gombe ) , Ibrahim Dambaba ( Sokoto) , Mohammed Shittu ( Jigawa) Isa Misau ( Bauchi ) Suleiman Nazif ( Bauchi ) Shaaba Lafiagi ( Kwara ) and Barnabas Gemade ( Benue ) .

Also , Senator Abdul – Azeez Murtala – Nyako ( Adamawa ) who had earlier dumped the APC for the African Democratic Congress , also formalised his defection .

Saraki , while responding to the plea by the Majority Leader , Senator Ahmad Lawan , for the defectors to rescind their decision , lambasted the APC

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