The Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Stella Oduah, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Oduah was received into the fold of the ruling party at a brief ceremony in Abuja on Thursday.
Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) committee; Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president; Atiku Bagudu, chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), and Hope Uzodimma, Imo State Governor, were present at the event.
Speaking, Buni promised that she would be granted all the privileges accorded to APC members.
“You will enjoy the privileges enjoyed by all members of the party because you will have a waiver,” the Yobe State governor said.
In her remarks, Oduah said she joined the ruling party because she wants to change the “political narrative” in the South-East region of the country.
The senator said her supporters in Anambra are “jubilating” that she joined the APC.
Andy Uba, a former Senator and APC candidate in the November 2021 Anambra governorship election, was also present at the event.
Oduah’s defection comes amid the leadership crisis in the opposition party.