Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He was received by the APC National Working Committee, NWC, at the National Secretariat on Wednesday.
The former governor, who had run for Abia North Senatorial Seat in the 2015 general election, said that he had to succumb to the pressure from his friends and well-wishers who want him to contribute his quota to building the party in Nigeria especially in the South East.
Kalu served as governor of Abia state between 1999 and 2007 and was succeeded by his former Chief of Staff, Theodore Orji, with whom he later fell out.
The former governor is still undergoing corruption charges having been accused of embezzling funds belonging to the Abia State government during his time as governor of the State.