The son of Ikemba, late Chief Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Mr Emeka Ojukwu Jnr, has given the reason why he joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) as against the ruling party in his state of Anambra, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), which his father founded.
Ojukwu Jr., who said his move to APC was to ensure that the South-East occupies its rightful place in the nation in terms of governance, had declared for the APC during the APC campaign in support of Dr Tony Nwoye in the November 18 Anambra Governorship election which the party eventually lost.
On why he decamped to APC, Chief Emeka Ojukwu Jnr said,
“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.
People have to understand why you are doing what you are doing, APC have 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….
You need to be at the table where decisions are being made, if you are not there, you will always get the short end of the stick; you will be marginalized.
That is the message I want to help to propagate, this is a much bigger party than the one I came from. So I put myself at your service to help us achieve our dreams….
For me, anyway that I can help to push this message forward, I am ready.“