Ojukwu jnr made his declaration on Wednesday in Awka, at the grand finale campaign of the APC candidate for the Anambra 2017 governorship election, Dr Tony Nwoye.
President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, 12 APC governors, National Assembly members in the party, among other party big wigs, witnessed the event.
According to him, his decision to join the party was to protect the interest of the Igbos.
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.
“Mr 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.
It is over. APC is now our party.
The President is here. President Buhari
About 18 APC Governor’s are in.
Tambuwal of Sokoto is here.
Rochas of Imo
Obaseki of Edo
Akeredolu of Ondo
Amosun of Ogun
Ajimobi of Oyo
Arthur Eze is here
Orji Uzo is here
Sullivan Chime is here.
Andy Ubah is here
Ngige is here
Iyom Ekwunife is here.
Minister of Niger Delta
Minister of Petroleum
APC National Chairman.
Barr Onyemuche Nnamani, CEO Auto star.
Minister for trade and investment
Minister of foreign affairs.
Former govs Ekiti and Bayela states are here.
Jim Nwobodo is here.
Gentlemen the dignitaries are too many.
Meanwhile, Gov Obiano is here. He is at Ekwueme Square. He either came to receive President Buhari or step down for Tony Nwoye.