The Senate President announced his defection in a tweet on his official handle @bukolasaraki. “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” his tweet read.
Saraki’s defection from the APC comes a week after Governor Samuel Ortom officially announced his resignation from Nigeria’s ruling party on Wednesday.
Ortom’s resignation also comes at a time when fifteen senators of the ruling party announced their defection to the opposition party.
In the same vein on Tuesday, a total of 37 members of the House of Representatives defected from Nigeria’s ruling party.