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Stella Oduah

PDP gains one more Senate seat as Oduah bids APGA farewell

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Ahead of Tuesday’s plenary expected to be explosive at both chambers of the National Assembly as lawmakers return from break, Senator Stella Oduah, representing the people of Anambra North senatorial zone has defected from All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to the lead opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

With this development, numerical strength of APGA which rose to two on the coming in of former chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh has dropped to one as PDP jumps to almost leading number at the red chambers.

In a terse statement issued by Senator Oduah on Sunday, she said in parts: “I joined APGA because I thought it had sound ideological leanings native to Igboland. But my ideological expectations were a mirage. I discovered that internal democracy, which will guarantee justice, fairness and equity, was also not in practice in the party.

“After due consultations and with respect to my religious beliefs, I announce that PDP remains the vehicle through which I will keep fulfilling my mandate to the people of Anambra North,” Oduah noted.

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