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2019: Why Bianca failed to win APGA ticket
The last has not been heard of the reasons Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, failed in her bid to win the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ticket for the Anambra South Senatorial district.
Sunday Telegraph investigations revealed that her state of origin and intra party squabbles, among other reasons, conspired to thwart her ambition. The immediate family members of the highly revered Igbo leader were also not in support of her ambition.
In an exclusive interview with Sunday Telegraph, a director in the Ojukwu Transport Company Limited (OTL) and one of the sons of the late Igbo leader, Dr. Ike Ojukwu, said: “It is wrong to allow a woman from Ngwo, Enugu State, to represent Anambra South Senatorial District. She is from Ngwo, in Enugu State. I would have preferred a son of the soil because I am from Nnewi. I would like a Nnewi indigene to represent us. She is apparently coming out on the platform of APGA and that is APGA’s business.”
Also, the first son of Ojukwu, Emeka Ojukwu Jr, told Sunday Telegraph that Bianca is not his late father, whom he said, enjoyed a massive affection from the South-East.
New Telegraph, October 21, 2018
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