👤 By Adenike Lucas
The All Progressives Congress will lose more of its lawmakers to the Peoples Democratic Party, DENISAURUS News has found.
According to the PDP, “six APC Governors and 27 APC members in the National Assembly,” will decamp to the opposition party after the recess break.
The PDP noted in its verified twitter account that the decampees have “drawn their consultations and secured the mandates of their constituents to move to the PDP ahead of the 2019 general election.”
The APC is under pressure to keep its governors, but a recent decision to select candidates through direct primaries has put some of its top members against the party leaders.
The PDP has in it own way tried to put itself together. Recently, the party had taken a decision to reduce its presidential nomination form.
The PDP ticket cost N12 million compared to APC’s N55 million.
The Senate President Bukola Saraki, a former APC chieftain is among the 12 people contesting to become the next President of Nigeria on the platform of the PDP.
President Muhammadu Buhari, 75, who claims he could not afford the nomination form, now has the first expression of interest and nomination form of his party.
“Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria (Is) Set To Harvest Another Round of Defectors From All Progressives Congress,” @OfficialPDPNig stated an hour ago.
“We have concluded discussions with more state governors and members of Nigerian Senate elected on the platform of the APC ahead of their decampment to the PDP.
“However, in line with decisions reached at the discussions, the members of the APC National Assembly members decamping to the PDP will cross-carpet at the reconvening of session in the two chambers.”
DENISAURUS News understands that NASS will reconvene on the 25th of September!
This move will increase the PDP majority in both chambers.