“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.