Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has said he did not plead with the son of the late warlord, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, to return to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Ojukwu Jnr had left APGA and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the run-up to the Anambra state governorship election.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Oliver Okpala, the governor said Ojukwu Jnr has no political clout.
Okpala wondered on what ground anybody would ever lobby Ojukwu Jnr to return to APGA while he never held any important position to warrant being described as a stakeholder or a leader of the party.
He said the late warlord was the champion of the struggle for the rights and emancipation of his people, standing firm with his Igbo brothers and sisters and never betraying their cause.
“I wonder what the Great Ikemba would be thinking when his supposed son openly denied the only political entity which he left for us the Igbos as a unifying political umbrella. Ojukwu would no doubt shudder in his grave,” he said.