Senator Onyewuchi Defects To Labour Party As Bauchi Lawmaker Quits APC
Written by on June 23, 2022
Two senators, Dauda Jika and Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi, have defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Labour Party (LP) respectively.
Senator Jika, who represents Bauchi Central, joined the NNPP from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while Senator Onyewuchi of Imo East left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Their move was contained in a statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, a media aide to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, who said the duo wrote to his principal informing him about their defections.
With the most recent defection, the number of APC Senators is now pegged at 66 while those in the minority parties stand at 43.
“The minority parties in the Senate are presently five in number as of Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022,” the statement added.