The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday lost members at the House of Representatives to other parties in the aftermath of primary elections conducted by them for the 2019 general elections.

Hon Akinlaja Joseph, a member of the PDP, decamped to Zenith Labour Party while Olatoye Sugar, a member of the APC, joined Action Democratic Congress, ADC.

Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced their defections while reading a letter from them during plenary.

According to the lawmakers, disputes and parallel primaries leading to factions are the reasons for leaving their respective parties.

Also, Emmanuel Oker-Jev from Benue state, who had earlier left APC, formally announced he is joining PDP.

Oker-Jev was one of the 35 representatives who dumped the ruling party before the house went on recess. He however did not announce his new party then.

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