Why I joined APC — Ojukwu, jnr

By Chioma Gabriel
Abuja —Emeka Ojukwu, Jnr, son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu yesterday
disclosed that his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) was
driven by his belief that the South East must occupy its rightful place in the
national governance and the political decision making process of the country.

He said this when he was formally received into the APC by the party’s
national leadership led by the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-
Oyegun at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. Odigie-Oyegun was
accompanied by the party’s deputy national chairman (South), Engr. Segun
Oni; national vice chairman (South-East), Hon. Emma Eneukwu; national
auditor, Chief (Dr.) George Moghalu and chief of staff to the APC national
chairman, Mr. Edwin Ikhinmwin.

Recall that Ojukwu jnr had earlier made his declaration in Awka at a rally for
Tony Nwoye, the APC candidate for the November 18 Anambra governorship
election.

Said Ojukwu jnr: “I decided to lead by example. I have been talking about
this for a while and I decided it was time to take the step forward. It is a
challenge. There are some people that will not be happy about that, but you
have to be bold, take a step and let people understand where you are coming
from and why you are doing what you are doing.

“APC has been seen in our part of the country as the ‘other’ and I believe we
are now showing that the APC is a party that can contend equally with any
other party in the South East and do just as well. We now know that Igbo
people are part of the APC, the APC is part of Igbo and Igbo are valued part
of the Nigerian nation.”

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