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2 House of Reps members dump APC, PDP

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Their defection comes just a week after the National Assembly resumed legislative sittings after an 11-week recess.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have each lost a member in the House of Representatives to opposition parties.
During plenary session on Thursday, October 18, 2018, Hon. Akinlaja Joseph (Ondo East/West federal constituency of Ondo State) of the PDP defected to Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) while
Hon. Olatoye Temitope (Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo State) of the APC defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP) .
Their defection comes just a week after the National Assembly resumed legislative sittings after an 11-week break.
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During the last sitting before that break on July 24, 37 lawmakers dumped the APC » with 32 of them joining the PDP and and four others joining
African Democratic Congress (ADC) .
Even though Hon. Emmanuel Orker-Jev (Benue) , also dumped the APC in July, he failed to announce his new party. However, during Thursday’s plenary, Orker-Jev announced that he has joined the PDP.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara , also dumped the APC for the PDP during the legislative recess.

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