Nwodo woos Ben Obi, Chukwumerije to rejoin PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has started making overtures to Senators Ben Obi and Uche Chukwumerije, to return to the party.

Its national chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has commenced discussions with Obi, who was the Action Congress (AC) presidential running mate in the 2007 election and Chukwumerijie, who recently defected from the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Nwodo has already met with the two politicians at the National Secretariat of the PDP to work out the final details of their impending defection to the ruling PDP.

Both politicians who spoke with newsmen after their meeting with Nwodo in Abuja claimed that Nwodo’s appointment as the National Chairman of PDP had necessitated a new look at the party which they believe was undergoing reformation.

Chukwumerijie said the meeting provided Dr. Nwodo the opportunity to appeal to Obi and himself to consider rejoining the party which is being repositioned by him.

“We listened very carefully to his appeal and the discussions were very cordial and very constructive and as individuals, we will make up our minds. I personally will make up my mind this weekend after full consultation with my people.

“Just as I did when I decided on APGA, I give priority importance just like the National Chairman, to the people’s views and I have scheduled a comprehensive, large meeting of all the stakeholders,” Chukwumerijie stated.

He added that no conditions had been spelt out for them to satisfy before returning to the party, saying that the only interest at stake was that of his people and the country.

Senator Obi said no final decision had been taken by on whether he would rejoin the PDP.

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