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PDP loses nine senators to opposition parties

2015-01-14 11:12
Abuja - Not less than nine Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators on Tuesday dumped the party for other political parties, reports Punch.

The decision of some of the senators to defect to the opposition parties was the aftermath of the PDP primaries, which was allegedly hijacked by some state governors in conjunction with the national leadership of the PDP .

The aggrieved PDP senators defected to the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Labour Party and Peoples Progressives Alliance (PPA).

Also read: 11 PDP senators threaten to dump party

The senators that defected from the PDP to other political parties are Atiku Bagudu, Barnabas Gemade, Bassey Otu, Helen Esuene, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, Mohammed Magoro and Ita Enag.

With Tuesday’s defections, PDP now has 64 senators while the APC has 41 members.

Read more at Punch.

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