The leader of Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) Ralph Uwazuruike, has claimed that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) organised a senatorial primary mainly to disqualify Bianca Ojukwu.
Concise News had reported that Bianca, the widow of the late Biafran leader and APGA founder, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, lost out in her bid to make it to the Nigerian Senate.
Bianca failed in her bid for the Anambra South APGA ticket after she was beaten by Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu on last Wednesday.
Speaking in Bianca’s defence, the MASSOB founder cited what he described as “neglect, insult, spite and lack of political regard for the late Dim Ojukwu.”
Uwazuruike said it was the disregard for the late statesman that made APGA reject his wife, Bianca’s aspiration, to the Senate in the 2019 election.
The BIM leader decried the “high-level neglect and insult” on Bianca by the party’s leadership in Anambra State, adding that it clearly depicts lack of respect and regard for the late hero and founding father of APGA.
His words: “APGA leadership in Anambra gave automatic return ticket to Senator Victor Umeh, who presently represents Anambra Central senatorial district.
“They also gave automatic ticket to Anambra North aspirant, but on coming to Anambra South, they allowed primary election to be held between one Ukachukwu, owing to his filial relationship with one of the persons in the corridors of power in the state, against Bianca.
“They intentionally perfected the calculated effort to undermine Ojukwu, his wife Bianca, and the entire Ojukwu family”, Uwazurike told journalists in Owerri, capital of Imo State after an emergency general meeting with members of MASSOB/BIM on Monday.
Uwazurike described the development as “an affront to Ojukwu”, noting that an affront to Ojukwu is an affront to entire Igbo nation”, he added.