- Former ambassador Bianca Ojukwu would be starting her senatorial campaign for the 2019 Anambra south senatorial district today, Tuesday, August 28
- Bianco is contending the senatorial seat with an oil magnate, Ifeanyi Uba and business mogul Nicholas Ukachukwu in the APGA primary that is forthcoming
- A United States-based philanthropist, Godwin Maduka, described her aspiration as a blessing to the district
Former ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, is said to commence her senatorial campaign for the 2019 Anambra south senatorial district today, Tuesday, August 28.
The Punch reports that campaign would take place at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium in the Aguata local government area of the state.
Bianca would be contesting the senatorial poll on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that was founded by her late husband.
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It was learnt that the former ambassador of Nigeria to Spain might be contending the senatorial seat with an oil magnate, Ifeanyi Uba and business mogul Nicholas Ukachukwu in the APGA primary that is forthcoming.
A United States-based philanthropist, Godwin Maduka, who described her aspiration as a blessing to the district urged the people of the district to maximise the opportunity by supporting her.
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Maduka said: “She has the capacity to showcase Nigeria as a country of heroes and heroines through her academic, professional, family and political experiences.
“We know her life history. We should appreciate her for agreeing to run for a public office. I believe that Bianca Ojukwu is qualified. I am sure she had learnt a lot from her late husband, Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Igbo supreme leader and, from her father, former governor C. C. Onoh.“
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Victor Umeh, a candidate of the APGA won the Anambra Central senatorial re-run election in a landslide victory clinching 95 per cent of votes cast.
The election which was held on Saturday, January 13 witnessed one of the lowest turnouts in the country’s history.
Umeh reportedly got 64,879 votes out of about 67000 votes cast in the seven local government areas of the zone.
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