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The Senator representing Anambra North in the Senate, Stella Oduah on Thursday announced her defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) less than a year after dumping the main opposition party.
The Eastern Updates gathered that Senator Oduah’s defection was concluded on Wednesday, April 28, after she successfully faced a screening committee at the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of PDP as she prepares to fly the party’s flag again in the 2023 polls.
After successfully undergoing the screening her return to the PDP is expected to be received with mixed feelings after she dumped the party it needed her the most in the build-up to the 2021 Anambra guber where the Parties candidate, Valentine Ozigbo eventually ended up as runners up.
Senator Oduah is considered one of the best Senators from the state and has always been regarded as a positive presence in the PDP before she exited the party in August 2021.
The Eastern Updates recalls that the popular Senator had begun moves to secretly return to the PDP after it was reported that she quietly obtained the party’s nomination form to return to the Senate a few weeks ago.
According to source close to the siting Senator who preferred anonymity, ‘after days of playing hide and seek, Senator Stella Oduah has finally dumped the APC and joined the PDP. “Having used Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, to frustrate and hang her trial and prosecution before Justice Inyang Ekwo at the Federal High Court in Abuja on allegations of fraud, embezzlement, and siphoning of N7.9 billion when she was the Minister of Aviation,” the source said.
The Eastern Updates reports that the move came just a few weeks after Malami orchestrated various strategies to compromise and frustrate Oduah’s prosecution, who is facing multiple corruption charges.
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