Former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani yesterday formally joined the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), after months of speculation about his next political move.
Nnamani, who was recently appointed chairman of Electoral Reform Committee by President Muhammadu Buhari, had on February 6, 2016 announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the platform under which he rose to become the senate president, noting that he was going into sabatical politically.
But taking advantage of the ongoing reregistration exercise of the APC nationwide, the former Senate President registered with the APC at his Amaechi Uwani ward.
He was received by APC chieftains, including national vice chairman South East, Chief Emma Eneukwu; Enugu state chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye; the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Chief Osita Okechukwu; former Secretary to Enugu State Government, Chief Onyemauche Nnamani and the APC national registration committee members led by Rev. John Ibeabuchi. Nnamani said that his decision to join APC was because it was where the action was and that it was better for Ndigbo to be in the ruling party where they would correct any observed marginalisation instead of remaining outside and cry unnoticed.
He said: “The South- East has a role to play in our nation, we cannot distance ourselves and play from outside and be crying under the rain, no person will notice that.
If there is a heavy down pour and you stand outside shedding tears, people will not recognise that you are crying.”