Former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has declared that his decision to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, was for the overall interest of Ndigbo.
Nwobodo spoke in reaction to what he called a deliberate misrepresentation of his comments on the media.
The former Governor, who re-registered as a member of the APC, in the on-going national re-registration exercise, declared that he joined the APC one year ago not for any selfish interest.
On claims that he joined the APC because his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, denied him contracts, he said: “it is total lies; I couldn’t have said that; I’m too sensible.
“I know those who are doing that; they have no electoral value. Their joy is to destroy anybody coming to the APC. It is a total lie.”
While noting that he laboured so much as one of the founding fathers of the PDP, Nwobodo stated that “there is no prominent politician in Enugu PDP today who I did not help.”
He called on the APC members to stop all forms of bickering and join forces to move the party forward.
“Your job should be to build the members, build the party, not to destroy the members; that will not do the party any good”, he advised.
Also re-echoing Nwobodo’s stand, the South-East publicity secretary of the APC, Mr. Hyacinth Ngwu, recalled that the ex-governor joined the party shortly after the 2015 general elections.
“He told us he was coming to help build the party in the South-East, so that by the time the ?zone will have a strong, fortified political structure that can gun for the presidency when the time comes.
“He hasn’t come to contest any position with us or for contract but to help us. In Enugu, he is the father, the grandfather, which transcends beyond 1999”, Ngwu further stated.