Ojukwu’s wife chides Anambra Gov … For allegedly allowing her husband’s legacies to die

Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the defunct Biafra leader, the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has lashed out at Gov. Willy Obiano of Anambra State who she said had “always been unavoidably absent” at the annual memorial lecture of her husband.
Bianca, who was speaking at the Second Memorial Lecture of her husband and late Igbo leader at Igbariam, Anambra State, was visibly angry that Ojukwu’s legacies were under threat.
She said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), one of Ojukwu’s legacies, was at the brink of extinction, among others that he left behind.
The former Ambassador to Spain urged Obiano to ensure that these legacies were sustained.
Ojukwu, also known as Ezigbo Gburu gburu, had been the driving force behind APGA during his life time and APGA is the political party that brought Obiano to power.
“Ezeigbo’s political machinery is fast eroding under the watch of Gov. Obino’, Mrs. Ojukwu told the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who represented the governor at the lecture.
She regretted that the Governor did not attend both the maiden lecture and the second one and asked the deputy governor to “tell the governor that as a supposed custodian of this legacy, that he has always been unavoidably absent at the memorial lecture”.
She continued: “Tell him that there are no evil spirits here.  Tell him that the political machinery that ojukwu labored to build is dying”.
Bianca, who had contested for the senate in the last general elections, said that there had been conscious state-sponsored suppression of the Biafra war, but stated that “it is right for us to know our past so that we know where we are going”.
She accused Gov. Obiano of abandoning those who held the ladder for him to climb.
Deputy Gov. Okeke apologized for the absence of the governor but remarked that he had two years to go as governor and could still attend subsequent ones.
Anambra is the only state under the control of APGA, a party that has been mired in controversies and crises since the last election.

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