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Defection: PDP Loses Senator To APC

The opposition People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), has lost a senator to the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), following the defection of Kola Balogun, the senator representing Oyo South in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

The senator’s notice of defection was contained in a letter addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and read at the start of plenary yesterday.

Balogun’s defection, therefore, brings the total number of APC senators in the Upper Chamber to 70.

According to him, his decision to exit the PDP followed what he called the “lack of internal democracy” in the party at the state level while electing its leaders and representatives.

Balogun stressed that the development had further led to the existence of several factions and aggrieved groups within the party.

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