Hon. Olatoye Temitope representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo State has officially dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined the Action Democratic Party (ADP), insideOYO.com has reliably gathered.
His defections was announced in a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, read during plenary on Thursday.
Unconfirmed reports say Sugar has obtained the party’s form for Oyo Central Senatorial district and has emerged as the candidate.
Also Akinlaja Joseph, a member of the PDP, joined Zenith Labour Party.
Similarly, Emmanuel Oker-Jev from Benue state, who had earlier left from the APC, formally announced he is joining the PDP.
Their defection comes just a week after the National Assembly resumed legislative sittings after an 11-week break.
Oker-Jev was among some 35 representatives who dumped the ruling party before the house went on recess, although he did not announce his new party.
The lawmakers said disputes and parallel primaries leading to factions as their reasons for leaving their respective parties.
With this, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) have both lost members in the house of representatives.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, also dumped the APC for the PDP during the legislative recess.
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