The first son of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Chief Emeka Ojukwu Jr., today dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance [APGA] and decamped to the All Progressives Congress [APC].
The move took place during the campaign rally of the APC candidate for the Anambra State governorship election, Mr. Tony Nwoye.
In his speech, Ojukwu, who is the APGA leader in Anambra State, said that APGA creates slogan for the few to eat while the rest suffers.
President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, 12 APC governors, National Assembly members in the party, among other party big wigs, witnessed the event.
According to Ojukwu Jnr, his decision to join the party was to protect the interest of the Igbos.
Ojukwu’s son, who was adorned in a toga of his new party, said it was time for the people of the South-East region to move from “the recession of the periphery to the centre.”
“It is time to leave the shadows for light. Every now and then, they come out with my father’s shadow to confuse the people,” he said. According to him, APGA is a means to an end but not an end itself.
He said the reason why his father joined the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the Second Republic was to ensure that Igbo people remained in the mainstream of Nigerian politics.
“Mr President, I am proud to stand here today in support of you and in solidarity with the APC and our candidate, Tony Nwoye,” he added.
The APC national chairman presented the party symbol to him and described the rally as “another historic campaign.”
Oyegun recalled that Buhari made history when he unseated the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, saying that the same feat would be achieved in Anambra 2017 governorship election.
The national chairman urged the people of the state to vote en mass for the party and Nwoye at the Saturday poll.
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