OrderPaperToday – Former Minister of Aviation and current Senator representing Anambra North in the National Assembly, Stella Oduah, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sen. Oduah officially made the switch shortly after meeting with the Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee(CECPC) of the APC, Mai Buni in Abuja on Thursday.
Her defection may not be unconnected to upcoming the November 6, 2021 gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
Speaking to journalists at the end of the brief ceremony witnessed by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Oduah said her decision to leave the PDP for APC was dictated by the need to engage in progressive politics for her constituency and the people of Anambra State.
Oduah served as Minister of Aviation in the PDP administration of President Goodluck Jonathan between 2011 and 2014.
She was an active member of the political campaign “Neighbour-to-neighbour” of former President Jonathan where she served as his campaign’s Director of Administration and Finance.
She had in 2018 left the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the PDP.