Enugu State chapter of All Progressives Congress, (APC) has dashed the desperate moves by former governor of Old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo along with former Power minister, Prof. Barth Nnaji, to defect to the party, saying it was not in a hurry to admit any member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into its fold.
State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mrs. Kate Offor, who made the announcement while briefing newsmen on the outcome of its enlarged State Executive Committee meeting, described the move as “medicine after death,” just as she warned that the APC would sanction any member found to be covertly or overtly involved in any plot to admit any PDP member until a time authorized by the party at the national level.
“At an enlarged meeting of the State Executive Committee of Enugu State Chapter of APC, we unequivocally resolved that the membership drive aimed at enlisting Prof. Barth Nnaji, Chief Jim Nwobodo and co into our great party be stopped forthwith.
“For us, it is medicine after death, given the shameful result we recorded in the presidential election, and governorship where we got less than three per cent and 10 per cent of the total votes cast in Enugu State respectively.
“Accordingly, we are outraged that some elements without authorization or due process had already held sinister meetings with Professor Nnaji in his Umuode village and if not stopped will head to God knows where.
“Whereas, we hold Professor Nnaji, robotic engineer and our elder statesman, Chief Jim Nwobodo, and other eminent sons in very high esteem, we, however, frown seriously on clandestine moves of some people reaping where they did not sow.”
The APC spokesperson further narrated how Professor Nnaji was lobbying to grab Enugu State ministerial slot in the incoming Federal Executive Council whereas he belonged to PDP.