Friday, February 19

20 Senators, 50 House of Reps Members May Soon Defect from PDP....See Shocking Details

20 Senators, 50 House of Reps Members May Soon Defect from PDP....See Shocking Details

Ali Modu Sheriff

Further media speculations reveal the opposition party may have an exodus of prominent members to deal with due to dissatisfaction in the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff.

The ripples being generated by the emergence of  a former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appear not to be simmering down, as the groundswell of opposition to his emergence further coalesced on Wednesday, according to the Nigerian Tribune.

Senators of the party from the South-East and South-South zone had resolved not to go with his choice immediately it emerged that a vital organ of the party was rooting for him and had threatened to pull out of the party if he emerged the national chairman.

Sources close to the National Assembly said on Wednesday that no fewer than 20 senators could leave the party if Sheriff continued to hold forth as national chairman.

It was also gathered that no fewer than 50 members of the House had also commenced talks on the way forward.

It was gathered that of the 32 PDP senators from the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones, no fewer than 20 had indicated their decision to leave the party.

Their destination could be the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or the Labour Party.

No fewer than 50 members of the House of Representatives across the geopolitical zones were also said to have indicated interest in defecting to another party from the PDP.

“The Tsunami that will hit the PDP as a result of this decision will be unimaginable. We have some 20 senators already looking to the door right now. The number of members of the House is around 50. Let’s see how the party can survive that,” a source close to the party said.

The PDP currently has 47 of the 109 senators and 141 of 360 members of the House of Representatives.

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