Saraki meets with Dogara after 15 Senators, 37 Reps dump APC for PDP

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday night.

Saraki posted a picture of himself with Dogara on his Twitter page and wrote: “Chatting with Speaker Dogara a few minutes ago.

“We will continue to work to strengthen our democracy and guarantee the independence of the legislature.”

This comes hours after no fewer than 15 senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The defectors cited crisis and factions within the party as the reasons for their defection, saying they cannot continue to pursue their political careers under the ruling party.

Similarly, a total of 37 members of the House of Representatives announced their official defection from APC to PDP.

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