Bianca Ojukwu, the wife of late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, has expressed reservation over absence of Willie Obiano, the governor of Anambra at the second memorial lecture of her husband.
Ojukwu spoke during the lecture at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, Igbariam, Anambra State on Monday, November 4, 2019,.
Obiano was represented at the event by his deputy, Nkem Okeke.
Bianca who spoke shortly after the memorial lecture by Kingsley Muoghalu, a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said Obiano was one of the greatest beneficiaries of Ojukwu’s legacy.
”Tell Obiano that there is no evil spirit in the venue of Ojukwu memorial lecture. “This is the second time the event is holding and Obiano doesn’t want to attend by himself,” Bianca said.
She called on the governor not to erode the legacy of her late husband especially regarding All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. “Lastly, tell him that he is gratuitously handing over the credentials for history to call him an ingrate, who step on fingers of all the benefactors that held the ladder for him to climb to political power,” she said.
She thanked former governor Peter Obi for renaming the state University after Ojukwu who was truly a hero in life and death.
Nkem Okeke, the deputy governor of Anambra said Obiano was absent at the event due to other official engagement. “It is unfortunate that Obiano has not attended the memorial lecture since it started last year, but that is not to say that he will not attend. “The governor still has time in office and could still attend in future,” he said.