JUST IN: Confusion In Senate Chamber As PDP Senators Stage A Walk Out

By Ikenga Chronicles November 30, 2016

The upper legislative chamber was thrown into confusion on Wednesday as Senators from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) staged a walk out over the defection of Yele Omogunwa, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Omogunwa, a Senator representing Ondo South was elected on the platform of the PDP, but announced his defection to the APC on the eve of last Saturday’s Ondo governorship election won by his new party’s candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.

On Wednesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki read Omogunwa’s letter through which he formally informed his colleagues of his defection.

In the letter read by Saraki, Omogunwa mentioned division in the PDP as ground for cross carpeting.

The Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, then raised a point of order saying there was no division in the PDP, leading to a shouting match between the opposition senators and their APC colleagues who stood to welcome Omogunwa to their fold.

Consequently, Akpabio led PDP senators in a walk out.

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