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WHEN LION BORNS SHEEP: Meet Odumegwu Ojukwu’s Son Who Abandoned His Father’s Party To Join APC In Search Of Governorship Ticket.
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s reported death in 2011 reminded me of the adage that ” death is the one thing that is unavoidable.”
When he was just 11 years old, the former secessionist leader established his reputation when he battled a colonial instructor at the prestigious Kings College Lagos for demeaning a black woman.
This young man had numerous sons, the most well-known of which being Emeka Ojukwu Junior, who defected from his father’s political party, the APGA, to join the APC in the hopes of winning a governorship ticket.
Who Is Emeka Ojukwu Junior?
The successor apparent to Ojukwu’s s inheritance is Emeka Ojukwu Junior. Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, the holder of ” ofor” Ojukwu, is his father. Despite the fact that this young guy was supposed to be the Ojukwu’ s home’s leader, he was left out of Ojukwu’ s will when Chief Emeka Onyemelukwe read his late father’s will in a court of law in Enugu state.
Emeka Ojukwu Junior Abandoning APGA For APC In 2017
Mr Emeka Ojukwu jnr, the son of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ojukwu jnr made his announcement in Awka, at the grand finale campaign of the APC’ s governorship candidate in Anambra, Dr Tony Nwoye.
The occasion was observed by President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, 12 APC governors, APC National Assembly members, and other party bigwigs.
His decision to join the party, he claims, was motivated by a desire to preserve the Igbos’ interests.
Ojukwu jnr, who was dressed in a toga of his new political party, said it was time for the people of the South- East to shift from ” periphery to center. “
It’ s time to trade in the darkness for brightness. They come out with my father’s shadow every now and then to confuse the people, ” he explained. APGA, he claims, is a means to a goal, not an end in itself.
He claimed that his father joined the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the Second Republic in order to keep Igbo people in the political mainstream of Nigeria.
” I am pleased to stand here today, Mr. President, in support of you and in solidarity with the APC and our candidate, Tony Nwoye, ” he continued.
He was given the party symbol by the APC national leader, who called the event ” another historic campaign. “
Emeka Ojukwu Junior’s Governorship Ambition
Emeka Ojukwu announced his desire to run for governor of Anambra in 2021 in 2020. According to the young guy, he will run under the banner of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, not the All Progressives Congress. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to make his ambition a reality.
Although many would say that the young guy is diametrically opposed to his father, he should be commended for being a progressive who shifts sides when the odds are in his favor.
What APGA National Chairman Said About Ojukwu Junior After Abandoning Father’s Party
Dr. Victor Oye, National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has dismissed the defection of Emeka Jnr, the son of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, to the APC as insignificant to Obiano’ s re-election, saying that ” he is a wayward son for now. “
In a news conference on Wednesday, Chief Oye claimed that Ojukwu Jnr has the right to join any political party he wants, but that he will return to his roots, where his father and himself began, saying, ” his root is APGA. “
Recall that Emeka Jnr explained why he joined the APC on Wednesday. His decision to join the party, he claims, was motivated by a desire to preserve Igbo interests.
Ojukwu jnr, who was dressed in a toga of his new political party, said it was time for the people of the southeast to shift from ” periphery to center. “
” It’s time to let go of the shadows and embrace the light. They come out with my father’s shadow every now and then to confuse the people, ” he explained.
Meanwhile, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, the National Coordinator of the APGA Media Warriors Forum, has termed Emeka Ojukwu jnr’ s defection to the APC as “good riddance to terrible rubbish. “
” Governor Obiano is not threatened by his ill-advised and monetary-motivated acts. At Nnewi, Ojukwu’ s home town, the Governor would win by a landslide, ” he finally stated.
Do you think abandoning a political party his late father built from scratch to join the All Progressive Congress in 2017 with explanations that he left the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) was because the Igbos is qualified as a symbol of prodigal son?
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