2019: PDP Celebrates As Top APC Leader Defects Back To The Party
Former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, Friday, has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Nwobodo, who defected to the APC on the wake of the massive defection across the country, has rejoined his former political platform, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He was conspicuously absent as the APC flagged off its presidential election campaign in Anambra state on Thursday, January 24th.
He announced his defection during a visit by key leaders of the PDP in the Southeast to his Amaechi country home in Enugu.
In the entourage 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.
Responding to the pleas, Nwobodo said he was stepping aside from the APC, chronicling various issues plaguing the nation.
He said prominent political leaders from the South-East 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 attempts 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.”