Friends of former ambassador, Mrs. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, have picked a nomination form for her today at the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) secretariat, Abuja, to run for the senatorial position for Anambra South.
The entourage which was made up of Hon Martins Ndujekwu, Comrade Peter Nwosu, Engr Chidi Anuligo, Chief Chukwuebuka Ileka, and other friends out of their own volition, put together the money and picked the form much to the surprise of the wife to the late Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
This is coming after some members of the family vowed not to support her.
Speaking with reporters in an interview, Dr. Ike Ojukwu, directors of Ojukwu Transport Company Limited, said it would be a letdown to allow a woman from Ngwo in Enugu State to represent Anambra South Senatorial District.
According to him, “the district has several prominent people.”
Ojukwu asked: “Is she from Nnewi? She is from Ngwo in Enugu State. If you ask me, I would prefer someone who is a son of the soil, and because I come from Nnewi, I would like an Nnewi indigene to represent us.”
Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Jnr) said: “She is apparently coming out under APGA and that is APGA’s business. They can decide on whomever they want to bring out really, that should not be my business as far as I am concerned but I do find it curious that you want somebody from Enugu State to come and represent us at Anambra South.
Ojukwu added: “A young woman who was supposedly married to my father who is late; a young woman who could remarry tomorrow maybe from Abia State or later from Sokoto State. And you want her to come and represent us. I wonder if there are no other people in Anambra South that can represent us?