APC turns down Nwobodo, Nnaji membership requests
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has turned down the registration requests by former Senator Jim Nwobodo and former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, into the party.
The party instead admonished them to stay back in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and rebuild it.
The Publicity Secretary of APC in the State, Mrs Kate Offor, made the announcement while briefing journalists on the outcome of its Executive Committee Meeting in Enugu on Thursday.
According to her, the party will not admit any member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), into its fold until further notice.
'At an enlarged meeting of the State Executive Committee of Enugu State chapter of APC, we resolved that enlisting Nnaji, Nwobodo and others into our great party be stopped forthwith.
'Accordingly, we are outraged that some elements, without authorisation or due process, had held sinister meetings with Nnaji in his Umuode village.
'We hold Nnaji, robotic engineer and our elder statesman, Nwobodo and other eminent sons in very high esteem.
'However, we frown seriously at clandestine moves of some people reaping where they did not sow
'We stand by the immutable statements of our President-elect, Maj.-General Muhammadu Buhari, and our National Chairman, Chief John Odige-Oyegun, to the effect that we do not want a one party state.
'Therefore, PDP members should stay and rebuild their party.
'When the issue of their defection came up at the enlarged SEC meeting, most members of the party raised serious objection to it.''
Offor said the committee frowned at the way some party members in the state registered some PDP members without due process.
The publicity secretary warned that the party would not hesitate to sanction any member found to be involved in any plot to admit any PDP member until a time authorised by the party.