The immediate past Chief Judge of Anambra, Justice Peter Umeadi on Wednesday joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance in his Nri ward two in Anaocha area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Umeadi retired as CJ on March 1, 2019 and was recently announced a law professor by the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Umeadi said his decision to join partisan politics was to keep his brain active, adding that any person who retired and went to sleep ended up having his/her brain go to sleep as well.
The ex-CJ used the opportunity to stress the need for an Igbo man to be given the opportunity to be Nigeria president.
“Igbos have the highest investment in Nigeria, and Nigerians must support them in their presidential bid in 2023 if things must move well,” he said.
NAN reports that a female justice, Mrs Ijem Onwuamaegbu took over from Umeadi after he retired.
Chief S. A. Egolum, APGA Chairman, Nri Ward 2 expressed delight that the legal luminary had joined politics and assured him that he would have all rights and privileges for members in the party.