APC maintains majority in Senate, despite defections

APC maintains majority in Senate, despite defections

- An investigation has shown that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still maintaining its lead in the Senate

- The APC's lead comes despite the gale of defections in the red chamber in 2018

- The confusion over which party held the majority was caused because many senators who defected had not notified the leadership of the Senate in writing

An investigation has revealed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is still maintaining its lead in the Senate, despite claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it possesses the majority of senators.

The investigation, which was carried out by Punch, reportedly shows that the APC still maintains its lead with 56 senators, while the PDP has 46 senators in the upper legislative chamber.

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Legit.ng notes that the APC's lead comes despite the gale of defections in the red chamber in 2018.

The investigation also ascertained that the African Democratic Congress (ADP) has three senators, while the Social Democratic Party (SDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) have one each.

The confusion over which party held the majority was reportedly caused because many senators who defected had not notified the leadership of the Senate in writing.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and the Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan, disagreed over the political party that had the highest number of senators in the Senate.

Lawan had raised a point of order, calling the attention of his colleagues to a media report which, according to him, was erroneous and misquoted the number of lawmakers in the Senate.

He said the report stated that senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were higher in number than those of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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