37 Reps’ Defections: APC still in majority – Gbajabiamila


Despite defection of 37 members of the House of Representatives elected under the platform of All Progressive Congress, the ruling party is still in majority.

The House Majority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila said this against the backdrop of the gale of defection from the APC, which also involved13 senators culminating into the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP having more members in the senate than the ruling party with 56 senators to 51.

Speaking to newsmen on the defection in the House of Representatives, the Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, said, “I want to say that in spite of the movement of about 36 members, 4 of whom went to ADC in Oyo State and the remainder 32 to PDP, and one resignation thereafter without a party yet, I want to say that not only does APC remains majority in the House, APC is actually in clear, overwhelming majority. I want to believe that those who wanted to defect were looking for about 60 members and they got half which leaves the APC over and beyond what is required for majority.”


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