Raphael Ede, Enugu
Former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, said he has forgiven every wrong done to him by Senator Chimaroke Nnamani.
Nwobodo declared that Nnamani, former governor of Enugu State, remains his brother and political son.
The former governor, who disclosed this while addressing the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) stakeholders from Enugu North and South local government areas of Enugu State, in his compound, in Amechi Akunakwanu, enjoined them not to see the forthcoming elections as a do-or-die affair.
Senator Nwobodo is perceived to be working at cross purposes with former governor Nnamani. Recently, he was one of the notable leaders in the state who lambasted Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for enthroning Nnamani as the candidate of the PDP for Enugu East Senatorial District, in absentia.
He was said to have vowed to resist any attempt to field the former governor, who was then in far away United States of America, by proxy, as the senatorial candidate of his zone.
But, while addressing the stakeholders, last Thursday, Nwobodo, said Nnamani remains his political son and charged them to ensure all PDP candidates, from presidency down to House of Assembly, in the zone, are delivered 100 percent at the polls.
“Chimaroke Nnamani is my son and you should vote for him, on Saturday,” Nwobodo appealed.
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify Senator Nnamani from participating in Saturday’s poll.
Justice Buba Mohammed of Court 1 had, on Thursday, while delivering judgment in a suit seeking to disqualify the former governor as the senatorial candidate of the PDP, for Enugu East senatorial district, dismissed the case for lack of merit.
In the suit filed by Chukwunonso Daniel Ogbe Vs Chimaroke Nnamani, PDP and others, the plaintiff had asked the court, among others, to declare the first defendant’s candidacy invalid, for purportedly not presenting himself before the commissioner for oaths, to sign his senatorial nomination form.
Justice Buba held that the plaintiff’s case had no foundation, among other reasons, lacked substance, was misconceived and awarded a cost of N250,000 in favour of the first and second defendants.