Barely 24 hours after former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, dumped his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the federal ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he has completed another defection by dumping the Anglican Communion for the Catholic Church.
The former information minister, who was equally a presidential aspirant and senator under the PDP, on Saturday re-wedded his many years heartthrob, Patricia, in the Catholic Church. He had wedded her in the Anglican Communion in the early 80s when the late Abubakar Rimi performed the duties of best man.
Nwobodo, hitherto, was a staunch Anglican. He single handedly built the multi-million naira St. Mathew’s Anglican Church in his hometown, Amechi, Awkunanaw in the 70s. He fell out with the leadership of the Anglican Communion when his son, Ifeanyi died. The burial site of his son generated a big controversy. This pitched the former governor who insisted that the his son would not be buried with his expanse compound but be buried in a land close to the compound.
The wedding was officiated by the Bishop of Enugu Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Callistus Onaga.
The politician had to perform another wedding in the Catholic church, having converted to the faith after dumping the Anglican communion.