Two members of the House of Representatives announced their departure from their former parties at the plenary on Tuesday.
The two members are Aliyu Datti Yau from Kano State decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, and Shiddi Usman Danjuma from Taraba State decamping from All Progressives Grand Alliance to the APC.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, read their letters of defection to members on the floor.
The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu; and Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu, both raised different objections to the departure of both members from their parties.
Both Elumelu and Okechukwu argued that the reason cited by the lawmakers for their defections, which was that there were crises and divisions in their former parties, was untrue and invalid.
Gbajabiamila, however, dismissed the protests by the opposition leaders.
He noted that Yau’s departure made all the 24 members from Kano to be in APC.