Two Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mathew Urhogide and Ayo Akinyelure has resigned from the party.
The notice of their resignations was contained in two separate letters addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and read during Wednesday’s plenary session.
Urhoghide and Akinyelure were silent on the party they are defecting to but the deputy senate president who read the letters, urged them to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While Urhoghide said his resignation takes immediate effect, Akinyelure said his resignation will take effect on 11 June, 2023 after the expiration of his third term in the Senate.
Urhoghide, the chairman of senate committee on public accounts said he is resigning from the PDP because of the differences among leaders of the party.
He claimed that the differences would not allow him to grow politically if he continues to stay as a member of the party.
“I write to formally inform you and the entire people of Nigeria that I am resigning my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party, effective immediately,” he said.
“It will be difficult for someone like me to grow and function as a leader. I am grateful to the party for giving me the platform.”
In his letter, Akinyelure, chairman of the Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, noted that he wished leaders of the PDP best of luck in their future endeavours.
Both senators were not re-elected to the next Senate session, which will be inaugurated on 13 June.