Senator Joshua Dariye (Plateau Central) has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC.
His letter of defection was read on the Senate floor on Thursday.
Here’s what he said:
“After due consultation with my constituency, I write to notify you of my intention to cross over from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“My decision is informed by the protracted division at the national level of the PDP that led to the massive movement of my supporters to APC. Arising from this, I therefore write to formerly inform you of my decision to go along with my supporters. I thank you for your understanding”
With the defection of Dariye, APC now has 59 senators, PDP has 43 senators while Labour Party has one.