Things are not looking bright for the Senatorial prospect of Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Igbo leader, Dun Chukwuemeka Ojukwu at the moment.
Aside having to face two other political billionaire titans in Ifeanyi Ubah and Nicholas Ukachukwu who have far more political clouts, the Movement For The Actualisation Of The Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) has asked the former ambassador to withdraw from the Senatorial race of Anambra South.
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra on Sunday asked Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu to withdraw from the Anambra South Senatorial race.
It enjoined delegates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance to vote against Bianca in the party’s primary scheduled for October 2 in the event she insisted on contesting.
The group stated that exposing Bianca Ojukwu to politics will bring insult and ridicule to not only Bianca but also to Igbo land in general.
The group who pledged their loyalty to Bianca argued that it was demeaning for the “Queen mother” of Igbo land to dabble into politics thereby bringing insults on her and by extension to Igbos.
An excerpt from the statement from MASSOB reads:
For the sake of high respect and regards Ndigbo have for Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, his widow, Iyom Bianca should not engage in partisan politics.
“Bianca’s presence as a senator will directly attract vicious insults, political attack and mesmerization from Hausa/Fulani senators who have no regard for Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
“They will insult her like Tinubu’s wife on the floor of the Senate. By virtue of being the wife of Eze Igbo Gburugburu, Iyom Bianca Ojukwu is like the Queen’s mother of Igbo land whose integrity, royalty and respect should not be undermined or mesmerized by political ambitions.
“We in MASSOB loves and are loyal to the wife of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. She is a representative of Ndigbo in every affairs of our life. She can’t aspire to represent political interest of a section of Anambra State.”