Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed him to the ruling party at a reception in Aso Rock on Friday.
Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North District, Delta State, was presented to Buhari and National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) 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.
A presidential media aide, Garba Shehu in a statement Friday said the Senator was warmly welcomed by party members.
In attendance were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors and members of the caretaker committee.
Buhari also received a report of the Caretaker Committee presented by Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
The Delta PDP had suspended Nwaoboshi for anti-part activities earlier in the week.