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Jim Nwobodo dumps PDP for APC, Fidelis Okoro also

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Nwobodo’s defection was seen as subtle means to escape prosecution haven admitted receiving N100 million from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

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Former governor of the old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo has defected to the All Progressive Congress [APC] on Friday.

Mr. Nwobodo was also a former Senator and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].

He was received when he attended an APC meeting convened by Foreign Affairs minister, Dr. Jeffrey Onyeama, in Enugu and declared his intents to join the party.

However, Nwobodo’s defection was seen as subtle means to escape prosecution haven admitted receiving N100 million from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Also on the defection rain on same occasion was a former PDP senator from Enugu State, Chief Fidelis Okoro.

Some APC faithfuls openly kicked against the duo’s defection when Nwobodo arrived at the venue of the meeting in company with Okoro.

It took the intervention of the chairman of the party in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye to douse the apparent growing tension.

On his part, Nwobodo threw tantrums at his old party to justify his departure.

According to him, he is joining the APC to move the people of Enugu State into the mainstream at the federal level.

“You must always lose, what matters is the ability to rise again.

“I must condemn our former party, PDP – I know we had problems.

“I told our former chairman, how come did we allow five governors to leave the party?

“I am not looking for a job; I am talking because I want peace.

“I want our people to be part of the Federal Government at the centre.

“I had a problem being an opposition governor.

“I am not coming into APC because I want anything.

“I want our people to be reintegrated and have our own share of the Federal Government resources,” Nwobodo said.

He further justified his defection with the fact that while he was in PDP, his wife had always been an active member of the APC.

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