- Says spouse at liberty to join any party
Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo yesterday debunked reports that he has dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a statement he personally signed, Dr. Nwodo expressed concern over developments in the PDP which he described as “embarrassing and unexciting” but he is yet to dump the party.
While admitting that his wife actually attended meeting of the APC, Dr. Nwodo, who is a pioneer national secretary of PDP and former Governor of old Enugu states, blamed the media for jumping to conclusion that he has defected because of the presence of his wife at APC meeting.
‘It’s improper for the media to stand merely on my wife being present at a meeting that I was not, to conclude that I have joined the APC disregarding the fact that my wife as an adult has her own political life.
“As one of the founding fathers of PDP who has held the highest office in the party, I know the statutory procedure of resigning and would willingly do that if necessary.
Dr. Nwodo said although a number of issues within PDP remain embarrassing to the founding fathers, the truth is that “Am still a member of the PDP and has not joined the APC.”
The former Governor then urged his numerous supporters across the country particularly in Enugu state, to disregard the purported story as his political direction would not be hidden if the need arises.