Stella Oduah, lawmaker representing Anambra North at the Nigerian Senate, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday.
The defection comes amid investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into allegations of money laundering against her.
Oduah was accused of laundering money during her service as aviation minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan between 2014 and 2015.
The EFCC said she laundered over N5 billion with construction firm CCECC.
She was however elected into the Senate in 2015 and reelected in 2019.
The former minister, CCECC and other alleged co-conspirators denied all the allegations levelled by the EFCC.
Oduah embraced the ruling APC at a scene witnessed by Governor Mai Mala Buni, APC caretaker chairman, Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, among others.