The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate suspension of the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria Petroleum Corporation Company, Maikanti Baru. 
 
This comes amid allegations of corruption running into billions of naira, levelled against him by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

In another development,  two members of the House of Representatives, Zephaniah Jisalo and Yusuf Tijjani have defected from the People's Democratic Party, to the governing All Progressives Congress.