Senate In Rowdy Session As Ondo Lawmaker Defects To APC, PDP Senators Stage Walk-Out

There was a rowdy session in the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday as members of the Peoples Democratic Party caucus walked out of the chamber during the plenary after a Senator representing Ondo South, Sentor Yele Omogunwa, defected to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress.

The PDP Senators staged the walk-out shortly after the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the letter written by the lawmaker to formally declaring his defection  to the APC.

Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, who is the leader of the PDP caucus, had requested Saraki to declare Ondo South’s seat vacant, as, in his view, there was no division in the PDP to justify the defection.

However, the Senate President overruled him, a decision that elicited rowdiness. In reaction, Akpabio led other members of the PDP caucus put of the chamber in protest.

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