A former Aviation Minister in President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Senator Stella Oduah, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Chairman of APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni received the new member at a brief ceremony on Thursday in Abuja.
A statement by APC Director of Publicity, Alhaji Salisu Na’inna Dambatta, said Buni assured the former minister that despite being a new member, the party would accord her all the rights and privileges of other bona fide members of the party.
“You (Oduah) will enjoy the privileges enjoyed by all members of the party because you will have a waiver,” Bunu said.
Oduah, who is currently representing Anambra North in the Senate, said her defection was part of the process to change the political narrative in the Southeast.
The ex-minister said she joined the APC with the consent of her supporters, who she added were celebrating the move in Anambra State.
Other party chieftains who received the ex-minister with the CECPC Chairman included Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma.