The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said the defection of former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) will in no way affect the fortune of the the PDP in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State.

Reacting to the Anambra North Senator’s defection, Abaribe told THISDAY that Oduah’s exit from the PDP will not affect the fortunes of PDP in Anambra State and the entire Southeast zone.
According to him, if the stated reason for her defection is to change the narrative of APC in the Southeast, that amounts to a tacit confirmation that there is no APC in the Southeast.

He said: “We should not forget in a hurry Governor Matawalle’s dilemma who barely few weeks into joining APC has resorted to asking for a declaration of a state of emergency. Recall that his reason was to enable the party, APC, to assist Zamfara fight insecurity”.
The ranking Senator also wondered that “in a situation where Nigerians are yearning for the yoke of APC to be removed from their necks, one wonders what anyone would benefit from joining those that treat our people with contempt”.