- Some members of the Ojukwu family have said they would not support the ambition of their late father's wife, Bianca Ojukwu, for Senate seat
- They said Bianca is not from Anambra, thus should not be allowed to represent the state at the Senate
- They also claimed that Bianca, a former Nigeria ambassador to Spain, has been aloof to the family since the death of the Biafra warlord
Some family members of the late Biafra leader, Dim Ojukwu, have vowed never to give their support to Bianca Ojukwu if she eventually emerges as the flag-bearer All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Bianca, a former Nigeria ambassador to Spain, is the widow of the late Igbo warlord.
NAIJ.com gathers that the rejection came following Bianca's declaration that she was willing to represent the people of Anambra south senatorial district at the Senate in 2019.
Ike Ojukwu, who is one of the directors of Ojukwu Transport Company Limited, has said in an interactive session with newsmen that it was wrong to allow a woman from Enugu state to represent Anambra state, adding that such move is a slap on the face of the "sons of the soil."
He said: "Is she from Nnewi? She is from Ngwo in Enugu state. I would prefer someone who is a son of the soil, and because I come from Nnewi, I would like an Nnewi indigene to represent us.”
"She is apparently coming out on the platform of APGA and that is APGA’s business. They can decide on whoever they want to bring out. That should not be my business but I find it curious that they want somebody from Enugu state to represent us in Anambra south.''
“This is a young woman, who was supposedly married to my late father. A young woman who could remarry tomorrow maybe from Abia state or later from Sokoto state. And they want her to represent us. I wonder if there are no other people in Anambra south, who can represent us."
"Has anybody asked Odimegwu household whether we believe in her to represent us? This is a woman we don’t interact with. She doesn’t talk to us. She can’t have access to our property. She can’t cross our gate in the village. She doesn’t associate with the members of the family."
Corroborating the opinion of his brother, a legal practitioner, Debe Odimegwu Ojukwu, also said he didn't believe that Bianca's marriage to the late warlord should not be a yardstick upon which she deserved the seat.
When asked further question by newsmen, he said: "As a lawyer, I would say no. why I said no is that there are so many marriages, even when you look at Nollywood, there are many marriages everyday but that does not make it legal."
“Why I am arguing this is because there was a woman my father married in a court, and that marriage was never nullified, and my training as a lawyer tells me that when there is a subsisting marriage, subsequent marriage or attempt at marriage becomes null and void.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Bianca commenced her senatorial campaign for the 2019 Anambra south senatorial district on Tuesday, August 28.
The campaign would take place at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium in the Aguata local government area of the state.
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