The Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, has warned the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, to stop using images of the late Biafran Leader, Dim Chukwuwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, in its billboards and other campaign materials. BIM who gave APGA a 7 day ultimatum, says it was as a result of the party disrespecting the late Biafran leader’s wife, Bianca Ojukwu, by denying her Anambra South senatorial ticket.
Their statement reads, “We are giving a 7 day ultimatum to APGA to remove Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s image from their billboards and other campaign materials. They have been using Ojukwu’s images to campaign and win elections, but denied his widow a senatorial ticket. Ojukwu’s name is good for them to pass election while his widow is not good to fly the APGA senatorial ticket. Now, they have denied his widow a senatorial ticket, they should detach his images from their party and allow him to rest in peace. Senator Victor Umeh was affirmed as the APGA senatorial candidate for Anambra Central, what’s wrong in handing the Anambra South senatorial ticket to Bianca Ojukwu as a mark of respect for the Late Biafran Leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu?
“Ojukwu is the same with his wife, there is no difference between them. Bianca represents Ojukwu. You cannot pretend to respect Ojukwu while disrespecting his widow, Bianca. BIM is saddened with the ill treatment meted out to Bianca by APGA. This is why we have given them 7 days to detach Ojukwu’s images from their party. What APGA did in denying Bianca the Anambra South senatorial ticket is tantamount to spitting on Ojukwu’s grave. No sensible Igbo man or party would show such disrespect to Ojukwu. As APGA has done. This proves that that APGA is no longer an Igbo party as it claims. The party should parading itself as an Igbo party.”
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