Sunday Aborisade, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party leaders in the senate are still laying claims to having the majority of members in the red chamber.
However an independent analysis by The PUNCH based on the gale of defections in the chamber late last year showed that the APC is still maintaining the lead with 56 senators, closely followed by the PDP with 46 members.
Others are African Democratic Congress (3), Social Democratic Party (1), All Progressives Grand Alliance (1) and the Peoples Redemption Party (1).
It was gathered that many senators who defected had not notified the leadership of the senate in writing, hence the confusion.