Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Dino Melaye and thirteen other lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have dumped the ruling party.
The notice of their defection was contained in a letter to Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
Kwankwaso, Melaye and 11 others decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Here is a full list of decampee lawmakers:
Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano Central ) are two of the most notable lawmakers that dumped the APC for the PDP on Tuesday.
Others are Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun Central), Shaaba Lafiagi (Kwara North), Banabas Gemade (Benue North East), Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara South), and Shitu Ubali (Jigawa North-East)
The others are Danbaba Ibrahim (Sokoto South), Usman Nafada (Gombe North), Nasif Nafada (Bauchi North), Isah Misau (Bauchi Central) and Suleman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North).
Senator Muritala Nyako (Adamawa Central) and Monsurat Sumonu (Oyo Central) defected from the APC to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), the political party adopted by the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) launched by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Even though his name was read by Saraki as one of the PDP defectors, SenatorSoji Akanbi (Oyo South) has announced that it was a mistake and declared his commitment to the APC.
"I remain a bona fide, committed, unrepentant member of APC," he said.