Connect with us


Ex-Gov Nnamani returns to PDP after Chime’s exit



Ex-Gov Nnamani returns to PDP after Chime’s exit

After the exit of Enugu State’s immediate past governor, Sullivan Chime, from the Peoples Democratic Party, his predecessor, Chimaraoke Nnamani, is said to have returned to the party.

Nnamani was the state’s governor from 1999 to 2007 and represented Enugu East senatorial district at the National Assembly between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the PDP.

However, following a misunderstanding between him and his successor, Chime, Chimaraoke dumped PDP in 2011 and joined the People for Democratic Change (PDC), a party he founded.

Nnamani had in 2011 and 2015 contested the senatorial position under the platform of the PDC and on those two occasions he lost to a PDP candidate, incumbent Senator Gilbert Nnaji.

But soon after Chime left the PDP, he branded it dead, buried and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nnamani is said to have returned to his former party.

Read also: 2yrs after, APC has plunged Nigerians into despondency, repression – PDP

There have been speculations over Nnamani joining APC like former governor of the old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo and former Senate President Ken Nnamani.

He was said to have changed his mind from joining the APC soon after Chime defected to the party.

PDP chairman in Nnamani’s Ojiagu Agbani ward, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mr. Uwa Nnamoko, on Monday confirmed the former governor has already registered as a PDP member.


RipplesNigeria ….without borders, without fears

Click here to download the Ripples Nigeria App for latest updates

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now