Former Nigeria’s ambassador to Spain and
widow of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca, has opened up on how
the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, failed to sustain the
legacies of the late Igbo leader in the All Progressives Grand Alliance
Bianca said Obi rode on the wings of the
late Ikemba Nnewi to the government house on the platform of APGA but
he had abandoned it.
She took her anger to a new level by laying curse on her late husband’s protégée, thus asking ‘history to judge him harshly’.
He told Sun that, “APGA’s political
credo revolves essentially around those principles championed by Ojukwu
in the Ahiara Declaration which constitutes the benchmarks of a
“It is simple. I maintain that Peter Obi
betrayed Dim Ojukwu, and tried to destroy APGA for his own selfish
interests. He has continued to undermine Ojukwu’s personality and
recently, he has gone ahead to desecrate his legacy. From relative
obscurity, Obi was brought into national prominence when the leader,
Ojukwu, through his party APGA, offered him an opportunity and platform
upon which he ran and became governor of Anambra State.
“Ojukwu sacrificed so much and laboured
for him to become governor. He (Ojukwu) was fiercely protective of him
and helped him overcome the various challenges that confronted him.
Peter Obi had a difficult first tenure and stepped on so many toes that
the majority of our party faithful were adamant that he should not be
nominated for a second tenure. Yet Ojukwu stood by him when it mattered
most, jeopardised his health by traversing all the local governments in a
rigorous campaign on his behalf and begged the people of Anambra State
to grant him a last wish by returning Obi for a second term.
“This feat was achieved for the first
time in Anambra State’s history on 6th February 2010. Peter Obi swore to
Ojukwu, upon his honour, that he would never abandon APGA; that he
would quit politics or die; rather than leave APGA, and that he would
preserve this legacy as a potent voice and rallying point for Ndigbo.
“History will judge him (Obi) harshly
because the truth of the matter is that it is his pathological fear of
political redundancy and oblivion that is now driving him dangerously
close to the precipice from where he will soon commit political suicide.
The people of Anambra State cannot be hoodwinked as they are determined
not to indulge him with a third tenure by installing his candidate as