As the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) boasts that it will oust the ruling party in 2019, it was at the weekend inflicted by massive defections in four states.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) garnered thousands of defectors in Niger, Kogi, Kebbi and Adamawa states.
In Minna, Niger state, while PDP National Working Committee members were at the Hilltop residence of former President Ibrahim Babangida, more than 35,000 of their members were celebrating their exit from the party.
Also about 110,000 members of the PDP and other political parties in Kogi and Kebbi States defected en masse to APC.
In Kogi State, over 10,000 members of the PDP and other political parties defected to APC.