Full List of Lawmakers Defecting From the APC
Below is a list of defecting members of the House of Reps
|2||Ado Tsamiya Musa||Kano||PDP|
|18||Mark Gbillah, Benue||Benue||PDP|
|20||Lawan M Rabiu||Kaduna||PDP|
|22||Aminu Shehu Shagari||Sokoto||PDP|
|25||Isa Bashir Salihu||Sokoto||PDP|
|26||Isa Bashir Salihu||Sokoto||PDP|
|33||Barry Mpigi,||Rivers ||PDP|
|34||Tony Nwulu||Lagos||PDP to UPP|
|35||Oker-Jev Emmanuel||Benue||yet to announce new party|
APC, Presidency Reacts to Defections
The All Progressive Congress, reacting to the mass defections from the party said that “as a truly democratic party, we respect the right of every citizen to political association.
Therefore we urge our members to remain calm as we continue to work hard to position our party strongly for the next general elections”.
In a statement after the defections, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC Spokesperson said, “it would however appear that the individuals involved, have different considerations beyond the grievances that they were willing to discuss and which our leaders were willing to address”.
The APC Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole however stated that the APC, penultimate week, had done the needful in order to placate aggrieved members but would no longer lose sleep after their defection.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a series of related tweets, confident that the party will not suffer any harm by the defections, wish the defected members well in their future undertakings.