Former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, on Friday, dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) and announced his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nwobodo had defected to the APC during the time tsunami of massive defection hit the PDP across the country
He was conspicuously absent as the All Progressives Congress flagged off its presidential election campaign in the State on Thursday.
He announced his defection during a visit by key leaders of the PDP in the Southeast to his Amaechi country home, in Enugu State.
Among the visitors were S.N Okeke, former chairman, Police Service Commission, Prof. A.B.C Nwosu, Oseloka Obaze, the Secretary to the Abia State Government, among others.
They had asked Nwobodo to return to the PDP, a party he co-founded in 1998.
“Why we are here is that a house you built has been vacant, we are calling on you to most respectfully step back to your house,” Okeke had pleaded.
Nwobodo in his response to the plea said he was stepping aside from the All Progressives Congress (APC) chronicling various issues plaguing the nation.
He said prominent political leaders from the Southeast had earlier met him in Abuja few days ago over the same issue.
“It is difficult for me to ignore their call and I cannot do that. Where will I go if I’m not with you. I’m back to PDP.
“I’m a democrat, I believe in democracy, those around Mr. President should tell him the truth,” he declared questioning some of the activities of the APC members.
He described attempt to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria illegally as a mockery and desecration of the judiciary and the rule of law, stressing “I will not be part of it.”
Obaze commended Nwobodo’s defection in a tweet on Friday, saying it has added more value to the recent endorsement of the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar by the socio-cultural Igbo group Ohaneze Ndigbo.
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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He’s a writer with special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He’s also a true and true Chelsea FC fan.
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