As battle for the hottest senatorial seat in Nigeria gets hotter, an ex governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has revealed that no fewer than 15 Igbo billionaires had been mobilised to fund the senatorial race of the widow of late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu.
Seeing the caliber of opposition Bianca is meant to face, Ohakim who recently joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) said Ndi-Igbo would not watch the wife of their leader be intimidated by anybody in any circumstance.
Ohakim who described the late Ojukwu as the most selfless Igbo leader dead or alive, spoke at Ekwulobia in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State during a stakeholders’ meeting of the APGA in the Anambra South Senatorial district.
He enjoined those aspiring to contest the position with Bianca to have a rethink, stressing that it would be a setback to the Igbo and a disservice to Ojukwu for anybody to work against the interest of his widow and in fact any member of his family in general.
The Anambra South Senatorial seat has been described as the hottest in the Nation as several billionaires like Chief Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Nicholas Ukachuckwu, and Dr. Anselem Enyimba are all contesting under APGA with Bianca Ojukwu. This is not forgetting Andy Ubah of APC and several billionaires in PDP as well.
He said “Those who are contesting the poll with the wife of our leader may have the money and wherewithal to muzzle down Bianca but they don’t have the same integrity.
“Bianca Ojukwu is not an ordinary human being, she is a spirit. She has double-barreled identity and double-barreled legacy.
“We have mobilised 15 Igbo billionaires to sponsor her ambition and over 25,000 youths to work for her.”
He enjoined the people of Anambra State not to disappoint the Igbo race in the Bianca project.
He added, “The people of Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, have asked me to beg you (Anambra) to accomplish this mission and project in memory of our great leader, Dim Chkwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
“Ojukwu sacrificed his Oxford education, his personal comfort, and his father’s wealth to save the Igbo race at the most auspicious time”.
Bianca said she was going to the Senate to accomplish the dream of her late husband of giving the Igbo a voice in national polity.
Source: Naija Watchdog
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