Ojukwu (jnr.), the son of the late Biafra warlord lord Dim Odumegwu
Ojukwu has dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance, a party founded
by his late father for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
made the declaration in Awka on Wednesday, the Anambra State capital at
the grand final campaign of the APC governorship candidate Dr Tony
In attendance was President Muhammadu Buhari, 12 APC governors and National Assembly members.
said his decision to join the party was borne out of the desire to
protect the interest of the Igbos, the major reason his father pitched
tents with the defunct National Party of Nigeria.
words: ''it is 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.
further, he said, ''APGA is a means to an end but not an end itself,
the main reason my 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.''
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.