As a result of his defection, Abdullahi also resigned from his position as the Senate Majority Leader.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and read on the floor during plenary on Tuesday.
The text of the letter read in part, “I write to inform you of the withdrawal of my membership of the All Progressives Congress and consequently resign from my position as
the Majority Leader of the 9th Senate.
“I have therefore decided to pitch my tent with the Peoples Democratic Party in order to join forces with my compatriots at home who are struggling against incompetence, imposition and violation of democratic norms, principles and practices.”
Another senator, Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi Central also tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday.
The defection of the APC Senators brings the total number of PDP Senators to 39 from the previous 38, with the exclusion of Abaribe who is set to formally defect from the opposition party to APGA on Wednesday.