The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Monday cautioned Chief Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), to stop pushing the wife of the late Igbo warlord, Mrs Bianca Ojukwu into politics.
National leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uche Madu, who made this known in a statement signed and issued to journalists in Abakaliki, said that Bianca as the queen and mother of Igboland should not be pushed into Nigerian politics to get corrupted.
Madu stated that Bianca is indeed disobeying the directives of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu), who before his death, warned her (Bianca) not to go into politics.
The statement reads in part: “Bianca Ojukwu disobeyed the instructions of her husband, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu) that she should not contest for any election what so ever.
“Bianca’s unbridled quest for political office led her into going for elective position in total disregard to the directives of her husband, the greatest Biafra leader.
“Bianca who is aware of the contenders to the said ticket suddenly declared her interest in the position for very selfish and pecuniary reasons.
“At the end she lost the ticket which is indeed a vindication on the part of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Ezeigbo Gburu Gburu) and our ancestors.”
The MASSOB leader stated that Bianca’s loss of the APGA senatorial ticket should not be used by Uwazurike to cause crisis in Igboland, adding that Ojukwu, his son Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Jr, also contested and lost an election yet heavens did not fall.
“Uwazurike should be mindful of the fact that his position on the matter is a slap on the personality of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu) and on the integrity of Ndigbo that he claims to stand for.
“Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu had contested for election under the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and lost and contested for the Presidency of Nigeria and lost without any crisis on its trail.
“His son, Hon. Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Jr also ran for an election and lost and heavens did not fall.
“Uwazurike failed to speak on the manner in which aspirants who contested for states, National Assembly and governorship from his home state, Imo state numbering 23 were edged-out in place of mediocrity but choose to speak only for Bianca Ojukwu for reasons best known to himself.
“The result of the rip off on APGA aspirants has led to the creation of disaffections in APGA hence factionalizing the party.
“MASSOB dissociates self from the shameless outbursts of Uwazurike and his ill advised 7 day ultimatum as it is a display of a man desperate to remain relevant at every slightest opportunity even when he knows that he has lost the respect and reverence that he had in the past,” Madu stated.