Anambra State Special Adviser to governor Willie Obiano, Ifeatu Obi-Okoye on Sunday 28 October 2018 clarified why the dowager of the late Igbo pioneer, Bianca Ojukwu lost the essential decision of the APGA for Anambra South Senatorial District.
Special Adviser said Bianca Ojukwu was prompted not to go into the survey by the chain of importance of APGA to spare her and Ojukwu from humiliation should the activity end in the negative.
Obi-Okoye said both secretly and freely, Ojukwu’s dowager was requested that not run but rather she demanded “to test her popularity”, portraying her trip and disappointment in the poll as sad.
The representative’s associate said Bianca lost to a more experienced legislator, Prince N. Ukachukwu who has severally kept running for the situation of legislative head of Anambra State and furthermore for the Senate.
He stated, “It’s regrettable that she contested that election. She should not have. I’m sure if our leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was alive, he would not have allowed her to contest.”
“It was unnecessary for Bianca to have run. If you decide to run, you either win or lose. She did not run because she was the widow of Ojukwu, but she ran to test her popularity.”
“I am not aware she was badly treated in that exercise. Looking at the primary election, the man that won is Nicholas Ukachukwu. He has been around and has been in the national assembly for Abuja and contested for governor in Hope Democratic party, PDP and ANPP in Anambra State. He is not new in politics.”
“It would have been okay if the wife of our leader did not contest at all, so that the question of how she was treated would not have arisen. In this business(politics), it is quite rough and once you come in, you expect anything to happen.”
“On one occasion in my presence, it was the senatorial candidate from Abia south that moved a motion for the wife of our leader to become the vice presidential candidate and everybody accepted that.”
“The motion was however not binding on the BOT of the party or on Bianca, but she stood and opposed it.”
“I believe that in asking her to be the vice presidential candidate was a subtle way of telling her not to run.”
“We preferred her to play a more nationalist role. I also know that in a private meeting, Senator Victor Umeh begged her not to run, but she decided to join the fray and now she is hurt about it, but we hope that soon all will be settled,”