‘You Need To Be At The Table Where Decisions Are Being Made,’ Says Ojukwu On Why He Joined APC
Son of the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Emeka Ojukwu, has said he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) to indicate that “Igbos“ were part of the party.
Emeka stated this on Wednesday, in Abuja, after he was formally welcomed into APC by its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
According to him, his decision to join the APC was also driven by the belief that the South-East region should be in the country`s political decision making process.
“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.
“People have to understand 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,“ he said.
He noted that when his father came back from exile, he had the option to join an ethnic-based party but opted to move to the centre for a reason.
“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,“ he stressed.