Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, a representative from the southern Senatorial District of Abia State, eventually left the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Senator Abaribe, who was leader of the Senate minority until his resignation, withdrew from running for governor of the state of Abia in early May over claims that “only the use of 3 imaginary ad hoc delegates, with the exception of party statutory delegates in the election primary.

His colleagues said he might join the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and link up with Anambra Governor, Charles Soludo.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reported that Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, read out Abaribe’s resignation letter to the Senate Chamber during Wednesday’s plenary session.

The Senate president also unofficially disclosed on Tuesday that Abaribe had changed from PDP to APGA.

The letter reads:

“Announcement of resignation from the Senate on behalf of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This is to let you know, along with my other beloved senatorial colleagues, that I have officially resigned from the PDP through my ward.

“This also means my resignation as minority leader.. I would want to express my gratitude to you, my good colleagues, and the Senate leadership for the warm friendship we shared while I was in the minority. “.