Saraki, APC Senators Free To Defect — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and their supporters are welcome in the PDP should they decide to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress. The opposition party said its doors are open to defectors in the National Assembly.

The APC had chosen Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila to run for Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively. Bukola Saraki and Dogara, however, moved against the party’s decision. With the backing of members of the PDP and other opposition parties, the duo emerged winners in the National Assembly leadership election held on Tuesday.

Consequently, there have been fears that the APC might punish the rebel lawmakers.
Speaking to SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Abdullahi Jalo, said the party was ready to accept Saraki, Dogara and their supporters in the National Assembly back to its fold. Saraki was one of the leaders of a breakaway faction of the PDP known as the New PDP, which later merged with the APC...Read Full Gist Here