Orubebe Joins the APC After Dumping the PDP

Godsday Orubebe, the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) just hours after abandoning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

On Monday, Orubebe handed in his resignation letter to the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja, according to Naija News.

Orube wrote in his letter that he had informed his ward chairman in Delta State’s Burutu Local Government Area of his decision to leave the party.

He argued that the PDP’s current state does not indicate that the opposition party is ready to win the presidential election in 2023.

The former minister, however, was discovered to have left the PDP a few days before submitting his resignation letter to the party’s headquarters.

Orubebe is said to have consented to join the APC last week after being convinced by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President, and Delta State APC Chairman, Omeni Sobotie.Omo-Agege and Sobotie are alleged to have persuaded Orubebe to join the APC when the PDP nominated Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate, according to Naija News.

Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the APC National Chairman, and Omo-Agege are planning to take Orubebe to the Presidential Villa to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming days to officially welcome him into the party.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State contacted Orubebe numerous times to speak with him just hours after he delivered his letter at the party’s office, a political ally of Orubebe told SaharaReporters.

“I was right there with Orubebe when all of Okowa’s calls came in, and Orubebe rebuffed all of them.” As the governor’s calls came in, Orubebe inquired as to when Governor Okowa had last called him and whether he (Okowa) knew someone like Orubebe existed in the PDP,” he added.

Orubebe rose to attention in 2015 after attempting to sabotage the collation of presidential election results at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.

Orubebe, who was the PDP’s election agent, accused Professor Attahiru Jega, then-chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of prejudice against his party.

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