The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Nigeria Senate has disclosed that despite the defection of 14 of its members to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, it still accounts for the majority seats in the Senate.
Ahmed Lawan, the Senate Leader who spoke on behalf of of his colleagues insisted that the mass defection of their colleague in the house didn’t displace the APC as the majority party in the upper legislative chamber.
He stated that the APC still has 52 members, while the PDP has 50.
Part of the 52 members of the APC in the Senate house include Senator Joshua Dariye who is presently serving a 14-year jail term.
This, according to him, would raise the membership strength of the party to 54.