Anambra guber: Newly retired DIG registers with APC, joins race

Anambra guber: Newly retired DIG registers with APC, joins race

- The APC has made a big catch ahead of the Anambra guber

- The party welcomed Celestine Okoye, a former police DIG, on Wednesday, February 10

- Okoye said he is interested in bringing the region to the centre of Nigeria's political space

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Celestine Okoye, a newly retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), on Wednesday, February 10, registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra.

A report by Punch said Okoye joined the party at his polling unit of Ward 3, Awka, in the Awka South local government area.

Confirming his new membership in the party, the former DIG said:

“Anambra state and the southeast cannot continue to be in the opposition. Anambra and the Igbo need to be at the centre of what is happening in Nigeria.
“I’m interested in the area of strategies on how to win the election and bring Anambra APC to the centre.”
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Anambra guber: Newly retired DIG registers with APC, joins race

Okoye said he wants to bring the APC in the southeast to the centre (Photo: @PoliceNG)
Source: Twitter

Okoye also noted that only the APC can take the state and the region to a place of political prominence.

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On his part, the chairman of the party in Anambra, Chief Basil Ejidike, described Okoye's membership in the APC as a big catch.

Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state expressed confidence in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cruising to a massive victory in the coming Anambra guber election.

Addressing PDP leaders in the southeast on Monday, February 8, in Enugu, to reconcile Anambra stakeholders, Governor Wike said winning the governorship election is crucial to PDP household.

Wike said all stakeholders must unite and work together in order to avoid a scene which played out in the Ondo election in which the All Progressives Congres (APC) won.

He also warned against putting a group interest above party, adding that without sacrifice, PDP may lose out which is likely to affect the party's chance of retaking power in 2023.

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Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.


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