President Muhammadu Buhari has described the defection of the lawmaker representing Delta North District in the Senate, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, as a welcome development.
Naija News reported on Friday that Nwaoboshi dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, made this known on Friday when he presented Nawaoboshi to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
In a statement on Friday signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari welcomed Nwaoboshi to the APC.
The statement read in part, “President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja welcomed Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to the APC after he left the Peoples Democratic Party, saying ‘you are welcome to the progressives’ family.’
“Senator Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North District, Delta State, was presented to President Buhari and the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee at the State House by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
“The Deputy Senate President said Senator Nwaoboshi’s decision to join the APC clearly shows that the effort of the CECPC was yielding fruit. The senator was warmly welcomed by party members.”
Meanwhile, the PDP has declared that the party remains unmoved by the decision of the Delta North Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi to dump the party for the APC.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan told Vanguard that the party is not bothered but would rather be focused on members who are committed to the party.
He said: “We are not worried and we won’t be worried. You are aware that his state chapter suspended him. So, if he is suspended and is already jumping ship, we won’t be worried.
“The PDP is proud of lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly elected on its platform who are ready to carry the party shoulder high; men and women who are concerned about the state of the nation and are giving themselves in service to find solutions to the challenges facing us as a nation.
“These are the people the PDP think about not those who are neither here not there.”