A former governor of old Anambra state, Jim Nwobodo has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nwobodo announced his defection on Friday in Enugu during the visit of key PDP leaders from the South East to his country home.
The PDP leaders Mr. 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 said they were in Nwobodo’s house to ask him to return to the PDP, a party he co-founded in 1998.
The former governor in his reaction said his decision to return to the PDP was as a result of several calls from leaders of the party more especially from the region at various times. A call according to him he can no longer continue to ignore. He also said the current state of the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari necessitated his decision.
He said the recent action of the federal government to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria before the Code of Conduct Tribunal was something he could not support.
“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 said.
Nwobodo joined APC in 2016 after the PDP lost the 2015 presidential polls.