This is what happened earlier today in Kano state after former governor, senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso defected from the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Supporters of the lawmaker gathered in their numbers as they burnt brooms to show solidarity with the senator.

At the senate floor today, the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from 13 members of the All Progressives’ senators declaring their defection from APC to PDP.

The lawmakers include Rabi’u Kwankwaso (Kano-Central), Dino Melaye (Kogi-West), Adesoji Akanbi (Oyo-South), Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo-Central), Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara-South), Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna-North), and Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun-Central), among others.

Saraki, while responding to the plea by the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, for the defectors to rescind their decision, lambasted the APC..