Mr Emeka Ojukwu, son of late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, has explained why he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said he took the decision to ensure that the South-East occupied its rightful place in national governance.
“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.