For three weeks running the senate President David Mark has refused to read defection letter of 11 people Democratic Party senators to formally sealed their defection to the All Progressive congress.
The five senators are among the 11 that had written formally to the Senate president, informing him of their decision to defect.
Some of the affected senators who raised point of order to inform the senate about their defection from PDP to APC have their order over ruled by the senate President.
Senator Saraki led the way by raising a point of order and announced his defection to the APC.
Senator Magnus Abe and Willison Ake from River state informed the senate that they now card carry members of the opposition APC and he has seized to be members of PDP.
Similar senator Adamu Abdulihi from Nasarawa also told the red chamber of the National Assembly that he has crossed to from PDP to APC
However, Mark has refused to read the letter on the floor of the Senate.
The last that was heard about it was that Mark would seek legal opinion because of the case pending in court regarding defection.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, said: “The Senate has rules and these senators are aware of the rules.
“The Senate president has not done anything special and He is Also speaking, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, said: “The Senate has rules and these senators are aware of the rules.
It would be recalled that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic party has secured a court injunction directing the National Assembly leadership to maintain status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit filed by the party.
Speaking on the Senate president’s position, the Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Gorge Akume, expressed displeasure that the issue of the defecting lawmakers had not been handled properly.
Akume argued that it was a breach of the concerned senators’ right.
Reacting, Mark said: “It is wrong for him to comment on a matter that is before a competent court of law.”