Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a former Senate Minority Leader and governorship hopeful, has joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The congressman joined the party after officially leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, according to Anaedoonline.ng (PDP).
On Friday, Abaribe confirmed his defection to APGA, saying he had abandoned his gubernatorial ambitions and would instead run for re-election to the Senate on the platform.
He informed Newsmen that he will run for senator in the Democratic Party’s primary on Saturday.
He has completely registered with APGA, according to the former Senate Minority Leader.
It was gathered that APGA leaders had last Sunday begged Abaribe to defect to the party, promising him free senatorial ticket if he wanted.
When contacted, a member of APGA Board of Trustees BoT, Chief Ahamdi Nweke said Senator Abaribe “is now fully with APGA”.
”The most- ranking Senator in Abia has joined the progressives to deliver Abia from the crutches of the forces that have held the state down,” he said.
”He is coming with hundreds and thousands of PDP members who are aggrieved by the lack of internal democracy in the party.”
Recall that Abaribe had announced his resignation from the PDP in two separate letters – one addressed to his Ward Chairman and the other to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, dated 24th and 26th May, 2022 respectively.
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