Newly retired DIG joins Anambra gov race, registers with APC


Published February 12, 2021

Tony Okafor , Awka

A retired Deputy Inspector- General of Police , Celestine Okoye , has joined the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State .
The retired DIG on Wednesday registered as a member of the APC at his polling unit of Ward 3 , Awka, in the Awka South Local Government Area .
Responding to a question on his reason for joining the party , Okoye said , “ Anambra State and South – East cannot continue to be in the opposition . Anambra and the Igbo need to be at the centre of what is happening in Nigeria .
“ We should stop deceiving ourselves with APGA for it cannot take Anambra and the South -East anywhere.
“ I’ m interested in the area of strategies on how to win the election and bring Anambra APC to the centre.”
The state APC Chairman , Chief Basil Ejidike, who led members of the state executive of the party to witness Okoye ’ s registration , described the ex -police chief as “ a big catch .”
Ejidike said, “ We cannot continue to be on the sidelines . APC has done so much for South – East and Anambra State in areas of infrastructural development. And the only way we can get more is to join the mainstream and 2023 is a sure banker for Igbo as it regards the Presidency . ”
A source close to the retired police boss hinted that he was interested in contesting in the forth coming Anambra governorship election in November .

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