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APC set to lose 20 more senators, might lose majority

New reports claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) might likely lose its majority in the Senate. This follows the report that no fewer than 20 APC senators have concluded plans to defect from the party.

The senators are reportedly eyeing the Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party and others.

Recall that the ruling party had earlier lost 13 senators to the opposition parties.

Return tickets to the National Assembly during the party primaries.

Currently, the five minority parties in the upper chamber have 43 senators with the PDP boasting 39 senators, while the Young Peoples Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Labour Party and the New Nigeria People’s Party have four senators.

parliamentarians are aggrieved after losing their return tickets to the National Assembly during the party primaries. Currently, the five minority parties in the upper chamber have 43 senators with the PDP boasting 39 senators, while the Young Peoples Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Labour Party and the New Nigeria People’s Party have four senators.

Punch Newspaper reports that a lawmaker who spoke on the condition of anonymity, stated that the party chairman had to come down to the National Assembly to dissuade the senators from defecting from the ruling APC.

The lawmaker was quoted to have said:

“The party chairman came to have a meeting with the APC senators because he said that they learnt through intelligence that not lesser than 20 more senators were planning to defect to other parties within the next one week.
“The chairman asked each of the aggrieved senators to lay bare their grievances which we all did one after the other. Having heard our problems, the chairman instructed that we put them into writing.”

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