Former Military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd)
Former Governor of Anambra state during the Second Republic and a onetime Senator, Jim Nwobodo, has today Friday, dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC and joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Nwobodo, body language has been seen for some time now as some have accused him earlier of holding meetings with the PDP and praising their candidates.
Before he re-joined his former party the PDP, he was conspicuously absent as the All Progressives Congress flagged off its presidential election campaign in his state on Thursday.
However as key leaders of the Peoples Democratic party visited him in his country home in Enugu, he announced his defection to the PDP.
The PDP leaders who came around were S.N Okeke, former chairman, Police Service Commission, Prof. A.B.C Nwosu, Chief Oseloka Obaze, the Secretary to the Abia State Government, among others. They reminded him that he was among the founding fathers of the PDP and as such he needed to return to the party.
The PDP leaders said: “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.
In his response, Nwobodo said he was leaving the All Progressives Congress, APC, as many issues are clearly seen plaguing the nation.
He told them that some other prominent political leaders from the Southeast had earlier met him a few days ago over the same issue in Abuja.
Nwobodo said: “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 also commented on the attempt to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria. He said that it is a mockery and desecration of the judiciary and the rule of law, stressing that he would never be part of it.