Chimaroke Nnamani, senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District has given the reason for supporting the opposition party, APC’s presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the upcoming election in February.
The Enugu senator noted PDP’s refusal to comply with its party constitution gave him the room to exercise his right of freedom of choice and association for supporting Tinubu.
Nnamani, who is seeking re-election for the Enugu East senatorial seat on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) was on January 20 suspended by the leadership of the PDP for alleged anti-party activities.
But, in a statement, yesterday, the former Enugu State governor derided the PDP, describing his suspension “penkelemesi” (peculiar mess) that will collapse in no time.
Nnamani said: “My decision to pitch tent with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was necessitated by the PDP’s refusal to comply with its own constitution to wit; those key political offices should at all times be rotated between the South and North to guarantee harmony, peace, fairness, equity, and justice.
“As it is now, there is no fairness, justice and equity in the PDP because both the presidential candidate and the national chairman are from the same region. I am only exercising my right of freedom of choice and association. On this score, I stand with Tinubu.” Senator Nnamani urged the leadership of the PDP to put its house in order, insisting that his suspension by the party lacked both moral and constitutional backing.