Ojukwu died in 2011 in London, but nine years down the line, the members of Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra and Biafra Independence Movement founded by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike have consistently organised memorial ceremony for Ojukwu.

Widow of Ojukwu, however, regretted that no member of APGA-led Anambra State Government attended the event.

“I want to know if any representative of Anambra State Government or APGA founded by Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu is here for this event?

“It is very clear that neither Anambra government nor APGA sent a representative here today and this has been their attitude in spite of the fact that they use picture of Ojukwu as mascot during political campaigns”, she said.

According to her, APGA controlled Anambra for 16 years and people like Former Governor Peter Obi, incumbent Governor Willie Obiano all used Ojukwu’s name to achieve political fame, yet they no longer look the way of their ex-poliitical leader.

Bianca who praised Uwazuruike for his sincere commitment towards remembering the ideals of her late husband, said the spirit of Ojukwu will continue to guide his path.

The widow of Ojukwu stressed the need for Nigeria government to treat Ndigbo fairly in the distribution of the nation’s resources.

“Inability of government to share political and economic opportunities equitably is what is causing tension and problems in the country.

“Despite this obvious reality, I advise the Igbo to toll the path of peace in your quest for agitating for your due rights and privileges in the Nigeria state,” she said.

Bianca used the medium to call on Igbo people with investments in the Diaspora and other big cities to think home, saying it was because of massive investments outside that some Igbo people do not see reason for Biafra agitation.

Prof. Protus Uzoma, a guest speaker.at the event said though Ojukwu was dead, his memories would live forever in the minds of Igbo people.

Uzoma, a lecturer in the philosophy department, University of Uyo, said Igbo people are blessed with abundant human and material resources.

“If our people have the needed Independence, we will be in the space within five years,” he said.

Others who spoke in the event marked with colourful parade by MASSOB/BIM members and masquerades were Dr Ezechi Chukwu, Imo State, President of Ohaneze and Mr John Nwosu, Lagos based business man from Nnewi who chaired the event.

Others were: the regent of Nri ancient kingdom of Anambra, Prince Ikenna Onyeso, Mrs Mariann Okoro, another guest speaker and Bishop Nathan Azubuike among others.

Source: Odogwu


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