For reasons he claimed are justifiable, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Party, APC, has advised the people of South-East to understand the dynamics of Nigeria politics in order to step up economic activities.
Nnamani made the statement on Saturday when he addressed members of APC Stakeholders meeting at Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri.
The meeting which was attended by who is who in APC from the five South-Eastern states of Abia, Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu, and Imo, was hosted by Governor Rochas Okorocha to welcome political bigwigs who recently joined the party.
Nnamani explained that the greatest undoing of the South-East was inability to understand the linkage between Nigerian politics and economic distribution in the nation.
He said it was for his understanding of the dynamics of Nigeria politics that made him to defect to APC.
â€œYes I left PDP for APC, my advice is that other Igbo people who know they have a role to play for the advancement of the zone should to come over, otherwise remain where you are.
â€œMy understanding of politics is that people should join parties where they can maximize their political opportunities, â€ he said.
Nnamani advised the people not to condemn anybody because of his or her political choice, saying â€œit is wrong for all of us to put our eggs in one basketâ€™â€™.
Okorocha, in his address, said he was happy that the people of South-East have finally discovered the wisdom of his political affiliation with the APC.
â€œ Before the 2015 general elections, I was called all sorts of names because I was in APC, but today the story has changed.
â€œIf a lot of people from our zone had reasoned with me, all that eluded the zone in the political sharing of this administration would not have eluded the South-Eastâ€™â€™, he said.
Okorocha told those joining APC now not to come with confused mind set, and advised that â€œrather than join with the intention to cause confusion, it is better to look for a political party that is not so much known and test your popularity thereâ€™â€™.