By Chimezie Anaso
Awka, Feb. 11, 2021 Chief Celestine Okoye, a retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police in Anambra has registered with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okoye who retired from service after 35 years, registered at his Polling Unit, Ward three in Awka, in the ongoing APC membership registration / revalidation exercise on Thursday.
He was received into the party’s fold by officials led by the state APC Caretaker Chairman, Mr Fief Ejidike.
Okoye said he was happy to have served the nation meritoriously and that it was time to help build his community, state and nation through active politics.
He said joining APC was a call to service, adding that his desire was to help the party achieve victory in the Nov. 6 Anambra governorship election and connect the state to the centre.
“My reason for joining APC is clear; Anambra and South East cannot continue to be in the opposition.
“Anambra and Igbo people need to be at the centre of what is happening in Nigeria, we have to stop playing mushroom politics with parties that cannot lead us to anywhere,” he said.
In his remark, Ejidike said Okoye’s entry into the party was a great addition to the fortune of APC in thestate, adding that the former police boss had made a well informed political decision.
The caretaker chairman said the party would equal opportunity to every member to contribute his/her quota to the growth of the party so that the state could be launched into national politics.
“APC has done so much for the South East and Anambra in areas of infrastructure, the South East has never had it like this.
“The only way we can get more is to join the mainstream and 2023 will be a sure bet for South East to produce the next president, “ he said.