17 PDP senators to formally defect to APC

By The Citizen

No fewer than 17 senators of the Peoples Democratic Party will this week defect to the All Progressives Congress,  Chairman Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said.

In an interview with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Sunday, Saraki stated that the concerned senators had already consulted with their senatorial districts.

He added that they had signed the letter and perfected all other strategies for their defection.

This move is in spite of the overtures made to them and the reconciliatory efforts of the PDP and its new Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu.

'We are going to formally defect. Before we started we were already 19 senators. Then Jigawa pulled out.  We have about 17 senators that will defect from PDP to APC.  The letter has been signed.

'I have signed my own. Others have signed theirs. So it is not a matter of probability. It must  be and not a matter of months or weeks but a matter of days,' he said. Punch