Jim Nwobodo defects again, dumps Anglican and re-weds in Catholic Church

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Chief Jim Nwobodo and his wife, Patricia, flanked by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Bishop E. O. Chukwuma
Chief Jim Nwobodo and his wife, Patricia, flanked by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Bishop E. O. Chukwuma

A few days after his controversial defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the former governor of the old Anambra State Chief Jim Nwobodo was at the centre of yet another defection, on Saturday, when he dumped the Anglican Communion, where he previously wedded his wife, Patricia, many years ago, and re-married her in the Catholic Church.

Nwobodo, who was a prominent member of the Anglican Communion single-handedly built the Anglican Church in his Amechi-Awkunanaw community during his governorship years.

The high society wedding conducted by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Callistus Onaga, at the Bishops’ Court, Independence Layout, Enugu, witnessed the presence of the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who thanked God for the successful wedding and prayed that the union grows from strength to strength.

In his sermon, Rev. Fr. Peter Akpunonu recalled the past cordial relationship between Chief Jim Nwobodo and the Catholic Church, especially when he was the governor of old Anambra State.

He added that the long association informed the decision of Nwobodo to join Catholic Church having been impressed by his association with the church.

Rev. Fr. Akpunonu thanked Nwobodo for having the courage to embrace Catholicism.

In a brief remark, Nwobodo said he felt fulfilled to have fully joined the Catholic Church, describing it as a home coming and spiritual thing.

He assured that he would remain in the church which he said he trusts and believes in.

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