Anambra Poll: Ojuwku Defects To Apc From Apga
Mr Emeka Ojukwu jnr, son of the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress.
The younger Ojukwu told President Buhari that his actions were to ensure that Igboland was moved into mainstream national politics.
He berated APGA for always dragging his late father out at every election, when in the true sense of it, he was sure his father would have loved to play in mainstream politics if he were alive.
Chief Victor Oye, national chairman of APGA who reacted to the defection said his defection had no force. He described Ojukwu Jnr. as a prodigal son.
Ojukwu jnr, revealed that 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 disclosed that his father joined the National Party of Nigeria 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 rally was well attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC chieftains like Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo and host of others.
Ojukwu, at the rally, promised to do all within his power to ensure the victory of Nwoye at the polls on Saturday.