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Two Defecting Senators Return to APC

The opposition camp in the ongoing faceoff between the executive and the legislative arms of government in the country suffered a decline in their rank as two of the 15 Senators that defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC to opposition parties, are back into the ruling party.

Senators Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun Central) and Adesoji Akanbi (Oyo South), who were amongst the 15 senators that Senate President Bukola Saraki announced their defection from the APC, to opposition parties on Tuesday say they are back to the ruling party.

The two lawmakers were sighted amongst senators of the ruling party that met with President Muhammad Buhari on Wednesday night at the Presidential Villa, in what looked like a show of solidarity.

Senator Tejuoso while introducing himself to Buhari said, “Mr President, your son has returned home.”

Senator Akanbi had Tuesday denounced his defection saying his name was erroneously listed as a defector.

The other senators at the Wednesday’s solidarity visit to Aso Rock included: Senator Shehu Sani from Kaduna State, who has been threatening to leave the party. The rest are: Adamu Aliero, Bala Ibn Na-Allah, Aliyu Wammako, Ibrahim Gobir, Kabiru Marafa, Abu Ibrahim, Kabiru Gaya, Barau Jibrin, Abdullahi Gumel,  Ahmed Lawan, , Ali Ndume, Abubakar Kyari, Baba Kaka Garbai, Aliyu Abdullahi, David Umaru, Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, Francis Alimekhina, Andrew Uchendu, Magnus Abe, Ovie Omo-Agege, John Enoh, Nelson Effiong, Andy Uba, Sunny Ugboji, Hope Uzodinma, Ben Uwajimogu, Yusuf Abubakar, Oluremi Tinubu, Gbenga Ashafa, Solomon Adeola, Tayo Alasoadura, Soji Akanbi, Ajayi Boroffice, Yele Omogunwa, Fatima Rasaki, Olanrewaju Tejuoso, Yahaya Abdullahi.

Gboyega Adeoye

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