I’m leaving shadows for light — Ojukwu Jnr. dumps his father’s party

I’m leaving shadows for light — Ojukwu Jnr. dumps his father’s party
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Emeka Ojukwu jnr, son of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he is leaving the shadows for light.

The younger Ojukwu made his declaration on Wednesday in Awka, at the final campaign rally of Tony Nwoye, candidate of the APC in the Anambra governorship election holding on Saturday.


The rally was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari; John Odigie-Oyegun,  National Chairman of the APC; 12 APC governors and other prominent members of the party

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“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,” Ojukwu said.

“Mr President, I am proud to stand here today in support of you and in solidarity with the APC and our candidate, Tony Nwoye.”

According to Ojukwu, APGA is a means to an end, not an end itself.

He recalled that his father joined the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the Second Republic in order to ensure that Igbo people remained in the mainstream of Nigerian politics.

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In his response, Oyegun said Nwoye would do a repeat of 2015, when Buhari defeated then incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan.

He urged the people of the state to vote en masse for the party and Nwoye on Saturday.

The defection of Emeka Ojukwu from APGA to APC may not do much harm to the electoral fortunes of Willie Obiano, the sitting Governor of Anambra State, who is also running for a second term in office.

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Unlike his father, the younger Ojukwu has not been a significant figure in Anambra State politics


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