The Senator representing Plateau Central, Joshua Dariye, on Thursday, September 22, formally announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, after the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter of the Senator’s defection on the floor of the Senate.
Dariye, who had previously moved from the PDP to the Labour Party, LP, and back to the PDP, and now the APC, said that his decision to leave the PDP, was informed by the protracted division at the national level of the party.
He said: “After due consultation with my constituency, I write to notify you of my intention to cross over from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“My decision is informed by the protracted division at the national level of the PDP, that led to the massive movement of my supporters to APC. Arising from this, I therefore, write to formerly inform you of my decision to go along with my supporters. I thank you for your understanding”.
With the defection of Dariye, APC now has a total of 59 Senators, PDP has 43 Senators, while LP has 1 Senator.