Emeka Ojukwu jnr, son of the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ojukwu jnr made his declaration on Wednesday in Awka, at the grand finale campaign of the APC candidate for the Anambra 2017 governorship election, Tony Nwoye.
President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, and other party big wigs witnessed the event.
According to Ojukwu Jnr, his decision to join the party was to protect the interest of the Igbo.
Ojukwu jnr, who was adorned in a toga of his new party, said 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 said the reason why his 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.