Categories: Politics

Nigeria: Two Senators resign from APC, PDP, defect to NNPP, Labour Party

Two Senators from Bauchi and Imo States, have resigned their membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively.

The lawmakers are Senator Dauda Jika representing Bauchi Central and elected on the platform of the APC; and Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi representing Imo East Senatorial District, who was elected on the platform of the PDP. 

Both Senators in separate letters addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, conveyed their decision to resign their membership of the APC and PDP, to join the Labour Party (LP) and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), respectively.

The APC lawmaker, Dauda Jika, in his letter said, “I hereby wish to notify you of my defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) whose ideals are in line with my political aspirations.”

Onyewuchi, on his part, said, “I wish to inform Mr. President and a distinguished Senators of my defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the Labour Party.

“This is after due consultation with my family, constituents and supporters.

 “This will enable me participate fully in the movement for a new Nigeria.”

Today’s defection brings the number of APC Senators to 66, with members of the minority parties standing at 43.

The minority parties in the Senate are presently five in number as at Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022.

They are: the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Young People’s Party (YPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and Labour Party (LP).

Spread the love
Press Release

Share
Published by
Press Release

Recent Posts

International Breweries confirms resignation of two Non-Executive Directors

WorldStage Newsonline-- International Breweries Plc has confirmed the resignations of Igwe Peter Anugwu and Ms.…

6 hours ago

UN Chief congratulates Kenya on peaceful elections

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated the people of Kenya for the peaceful voting during…

6 hours ago

NEPC urges exporters to utilise bank interventions for exports

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has urged exporters in Imo to take advantage of…

6 hours ago

Nigeria: FG to train 10,000 Ogoni youths on alternative livelihoods

WorldStage Newsonline-- The Federal Government of Nigeria has increased the number of Ogoni youths  benefiting…

6 hours ago

South Korea pardons Samsung heir involved in corruption scandal

South Korean President, Yoon Suk Yeol, on Friday granted a presidential pardon to Samsung heir,…

6 hours ago

NCAA reiterates commitment to safe, secure flight operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring continued sustenance of…

6 hours ago