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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Emeka Ojukwu Jnr Explains Why He Joined APC


Emeka Ojukwu jnr, son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu on Wednesday disclosed that his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) was driven by his believe that the South East must occupy its rightful place in the national governance and the political decision making process of the country.





Ojukwu jnr said this when he was formally received into the APC by the Party’s National Leadership led by the Party’s National Chairman, H.E. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja. Odigie-Oyegun was accompanied by the Party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Engr. Segun Oni; National Vice Chairman (South-East), Hon. Emma Eneukwu; National Auditor, Chief (Dr.) George Moghalu and Chief of Staff to the APC National Chairman, Mr. Edwin Ikhinmwin.
(L-R) APC National Vice Chairman (South-East), Hon. Emma Eneukwu; National Auditor, Chief (Dr.) George Moghalu; National Chairman, H.E. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; APC new entrant, Emeka Ojukwu jnr; Deputy National Chairman (South), H.E. Engr. Segun Oni and Chief of Staff to the APC National Chairman, Mr. Edwin Ikhinmwin an the meeting.



Recall that Ojukwu jnr had earlier made his declaration in Awka at a rally for Tony Nwoye, the APC candidate for the November 18 Anambra governorship election.

Ojukwu jnr: “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 and 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. We now know that Igbo people are part of the APC, the APC are part of Igbo and Igbo are valued part of the Nigerian nation. We hit around the 25 per cent mark in terms of votes in the Anambra election which is not bad given where we are coming from. I think in the future, we are going to do a lot better.


“Let me say this about my father, we shouldn’t take our history and our past to be shackles that hold us in one place, rather they should be stepping stones and building blocks to get us moving towards the future. When my father came back from exile, he had the option to join an ethnic-based party but he chose to move to the centre and there was a reason for that.


“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 marginalised. 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.”


While formally receiving Ojukwu jnr. into the Party, the APC National Chairman said his entry to the Party will be a major asset in the APC’s ongoing drive to mainstream the South East in the national governance and political decision making process in the APC.


Odigie-Oyegun said: “I thank you for choosing the APC, a family that is practical in its political orientation. It is significant that you chose the platform of the final rally at Akwa to make your very significant statement. I noted particularly the interpretation of your illustrious father’s interpretation of joining the NPN and the significance of being part of the Party’s decision making process such that for anybody who seeks to represent a large group, nationality of that nature, it is critical that he seeks to be where decisions that may affect his people are made. I hope the lesson went home, it is a lesson we will continue to propagate, particularly in the south east because we hold the region very dear.



“I have no doubt that your appearance there (Akwa) also contributed significantly to the progress we have made in Anambra state and we are looking forward to being able to propagate that to the other South East states as we start approaching the next set of elections.


Odigie-Oyegun said despite losing the recent Anambra governorship election, the Party’s performance clearly showed that progress is being made in terms of the Party’s appeal and inroads in the South East.


“I consider that we have made a lot of gains inspite of not winning Anambra state. But it is clear if people interpret properly that the APC given the base from which we were starting, given the kind of intense propaganda that goes out there that the South East is against the APC - whether it is religion, ethnic or even historical - we have made some progress. But we are not resting on that. We are immediately setting up a team to study the elections, to look at whatever significant issues it has thrown up, to find ways in which we can improve our performance as we spread into the rest of the South East, basically to tell us what we did not do right in Anambra State which we need to correct as the electoral processes begin in the rest of the South East. We hope it will throw up valuable lessons that will help us perform much better in subsequent elections in the South East.




“I truly welcome you, there is no question at all that your name is an asset, what you stand for is an asset and we hope that in the next few months you will be much more closely integrated within the party structure at national level and ofcourse in the South East. For people to join us at this time is a clear indication that they understand what is going on and are ready to put their names, reputation, energies, and resources behind our effort to rebuild the country and be part of this process of change. This is a struggle that we must win. The nation cannot afford to lose, because greatness beckons and unless we get our act right, we are not going to get there.” He said.

14 comments:

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

This man is growing FAT everyday!...
He wasn't like this when last I saw him!...
Oga APC,you need a liposuction!!....
This is the end of your political career in Anambra state!...
Bye bye afo nsi!...

Anonymous said...

Jeez, never knew he was this fat

Chukwuemeka Anya said...

You are a disgrace to your father

Alloy Chikezie said...

Warreva!

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Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

The guy should hit the gym fast. He is so big. I wonder how he sleeps

SteffySoFynSoFlySoJuicySoNaughty said...

please tell me emeka is not the elephant looking man. why is he so fat? jeeeeeeez.







*hangs leg on the roof*

Chika Vincent said...

Nah your name sake o hahahahahah, this guy too big ooooo bikonu ogini be efa..Apa fufu...

amanda favour said...

LMAO 😁 afo nsi. He should go biko,onye Sabo. We don't need him

Olive Oyl said...

He seeks change! He'll slim fast

Cynthia Iyede said...

Na wa o

Anonymous said...

That fat guy is a disgrace to his family and entire Igboland. He can't deliver one vote for his APC. I wonder where he'll go when APC loses the next election. Mr Sabo.

Pipi Lee said...

I didn't read.


Lin Lin, he has always been this fat.
Valerie, come and carry your husband biko.

Anonymous said...

"Last time you saw him?"
So you've been "seeing him"
Is he among those men you tied?

Anonymous said...

Late Ojukwu son has no political career so you need not worry urself. He was deceived to join APC bcos of some juicy promises they offered him in order to woo him to the party. No one knows him in Anambra State so he has no quota or supporters there and even if he contest for a councillor, he will lose. It is high time the APC lead govt know that Nigerians are tired and eager for 2019 to vote them out no matter how they rig or buy vote. Anambra State is a good example for those governors owing salary and what have you? PDP is not an option so my advice to other political parties is to draw their manifesto and campaign well bcos I see smaller parties beating APC in the next coming election. 2019 will surprise these politicians.

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