The All Progressives Congress (APC) has invited senators from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join it.
Mr Yele Omogunwa, the senator representing Ondo South senatorial district, has defected to the APC.
The party’s invitation to PDP senators comes shortly after the PDP senator representing Ondo south senatorial district, Chief Yele Omogunwa, defected to the APC.
Omogunwa’s defection had caused an uproar among PDP senators who staged a walkout after Senate president Bukola Saraki read a letter from Sen. Omogunwa informing his colleagues in the upper house of legislature that he had moved from the PDP to APC.
Following Omogunwa’s defection, the APC on Wednesday, November 30, via its twitter handle @APCNigeria, called on other senators from the country’s main opposition party to join it.
Meanwhile, Senate president Bukola Saraki has explained why the upper house of legislature put a stop to proposed planned hike in data tariff by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
In series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, November 30, Saraki explained that he and the other senators believed that the internet gave the people a voice and should therefore not be tampered with.
He noted also that at this juncture in Nigeria’s history when the economy is at its worst, increasing tariffs was not the right thing to do.