The Senatorial ambition of Bianco Ojukwu got a moral booster after the scathing remarks of her late husband’s children who expressed their displeasure in the political ambition of the former ambassador to Spain.
Dr. Ike Ojukwu, the Director of Ojukwu Transport Company Limited at a press conference on Wednesday, said it would be a let down 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.”
Also speaking at the press conference, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Jnr) said: “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?
However, the former Beauty Queen and Ambassador was surprised with a benevolent political goodwill by firends who purchased the senatorial form for her under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
Leading the committee of friends were 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 to the surprise of the wife to the late Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
In a swift reaction to the statement of some of Ojukwu’s children’s who expressed misgivings over Bianca’s Senatorial bid, the brother of the beauty icon, Josef Onoh and Senior Adviser to the Enugu State governor, took a swipe at his in-laws when contacted by Vanguard…
Josef Onoh said Ojukwu’s children, particularly Debe who claims to be lawyer, were ignorant of Nigerian laws which they said they practised.
Onoh Jnr. who spoke from London on behalf of the late Chief C.C Onoh family of Enugu-Ngwo said the family was glad that Bianca’s political ambition was now uniting their in-law’s family to the extent of jointly addressing a press conference.
He however stated that in as much as the Onoh family did not enter into matrimonial contract with the Ojukwu children, but their father, they would want to put the records straight for their short knowledge.
Onoh said: “I, Umunnakwe handed over Bianca to their late father, Ikemba. I flew in from London under 24 hours just to hand her over to Ikemba because my father was not disposed and insisted I do that. Even the family’s wedding gift, I was the one that presented it.
“Emeka Ojukwu Jnr is not in a position to talk on this matter because he is in All Progressives Congress, APC. It is either Nnewi people, the Anambra South senatorial district or her political party, APGA (All Progressives Grand Alliance) that would have to decide who will represent them but I can assure our in-law’s children that we will meet at Bianca’s swearing-in ceremony.”
Saving his best for last, Onoh Jr said, “The choice is with the people and not with an individual living in the glory of his father’s fame.
“What their father, Ikemba, represented was beyond APGA but for Ndigbo because his was an ideology. For Debe to say that their father’s wife is not an Nnewi indigene is a shameful exhibition of his ignorance of the law as a lawyer he claims. He is also not in touch with the reality of Nigeria constitution”.