- The ruling APC has been strengthened again as it welcomes a new member, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, from the opposition PDP
- Nwaoboshi, the senator representing Delta North senatorial district, met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Friday, June 25
- The senator’s defection comes a few days after the PDP announced that it had suspended him for alleged anti-party activities
Aso Rock, Abuja – Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives (APC).
Buhari Sallau, a personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on broadcast media, made this known in a brief statement on his Facebook page as the senator who is representing Delta North senatorial district in the National Assembly met with the president on Friday, June 25.
Sallau shared photos of the senator as he met with President Buhari alongside the national caretaker chairman of the APC and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni.
The deputy president of the Senate and lawmaker representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege was also present as Senator Nwaoboshi met the president.
PDP suspends Senator Nwaoboshi
Before his defection, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Delta state chapter of the PDP suspended Senator Nwaoboshi following allegations of anti-party activities.
He was suspended for one month on Wednesday, June 23.
PDP state publicity secretary, Dr Ifeanyi M. Osuoza who announced the suspension said the decision was taken at the party’s State Working Committee (SWC) emergency meeting.
Senator Nwaoboshi defeats EFCC in court
In another related report, a Federal High Court in Lagos recently discharged Senator Nwaoboshi of the N322million money laundering charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke held that the anti-graft commission failed to prove the elements of the offences for which it charged the lawmaker.
The judge also discharged Nwaoboshi’s two firms, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, on the same ground.