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PDP Says Nigerian Lawmakers Who Defected Could Lose Their Seats

Nigeria legislators who defected this week to the opposition could lose their seats in the House of Representatives, as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says it could take them to court, according to Abdullahi Jalo, spokesman for the PDP. Thirty-seven lawmakers from the PDP defected to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) citing “divisions and factions” in the ruling party. Jalo says if a legislator defects from a party that lawmaker loses his or her seat as enshrined in...

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