The representative of Gombe South Senatorial District, Joshua Lidani, has defected to the All Progressive Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.
The announcement was made on the floor of the Senate by the Senate leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, while announcing the first business of the day on Wednesday.
Lidani was the former Deputy Governor of Gombe State between 2003 to 2011.
There was celebration galore among APC senators on the floor of the Senate when the defection was announced.
Lidani failed to secure return ticket to the Senate on the platform of the PDP.