- Biafra-pro group, MASSOB, has urged Igbo not to vote APGA
- It said APGA's failure to give Bianca its senatorial ticket was an insult on Ojukwu family
- It also claimed that the group recognises APGA because it was Ojukwu's party
Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) has expressed dissatisfaction over what he termed as an insult by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)'s decision in Anambra South.
Punch reports that the Biafra state advocate, who spoke with the journalist after an emergency meeting with the members of the MASSOB and BIM, accused APGA of insulting the late Biafran warlord, Dim Ojukwu for not fielding his wife, Bianca Ojukwu for the senatorial seat in 2019.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Bianca ojukwu's dream to represent the people of Anambra South senatorial district was dashed on Thursday, October 4, as Nicholas Ukachukwu from Nnewi South local government area clinched APGA ticket for the zone.
But expressing his disappointment over APGA decision to hold primary election for the Anambra South senatorial ticket, Uwazuruike threatened that the party would not find it easy with the people of Biafra over the insult.
He said: “The APGA leadership in Anambra gave an automatic return ticket to Senator Victor Umeh, who presently represents Anambra Central senatorial district. They also gave automatic ticket to an Anambra North aspirant, but on coming to an Anambra South, they allowed primary election to be held between one Ukachukwu against Bianca. It was a calculated effort to undermine Ojukwu, his wife, Bianca and the entire Ojukwu family.
“This is another affront on Ojukwu and the entire Igbo nation. MASSOB/BIM regards APGA as an Igbo party because of the person of Ojukwu. Everybody in Nigeria knows what Ojukwu was to APGA. It is pertinent to recall at this point that the son of Ojukwu, Emeka Junior, had contested for a seat in the House of Representatives under the APGA, but he could not win because he was not given the required necessary support by the party.
“The same situation has re-occurred. This time, it was on Bianca. This simply indicates that Ojukwu’s own Anambra people do not regard him and those he left behind. With this, APGA should not be seen, taken and regarded again as party for Ndigbo. On this premise, we in MASSOB/BIM urge all our members in particular and Ndigbo at large never to vote APGA again in any election in the South-east.
“If Ojukwu had not identified with APGA at the onset, the APGA wouldn’t have been seen in any political equation of Nigeria. Again, without the numerical strength of members of MASSOM/BIM, APGA would not have been winning elections in the state. Our love for Ojukwu has endeared us. This is because we also have the resources to buy over other political parties.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that APGA on Sunday, October 7, elected a retired General John Ogbor as its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections
Ogbor, who was elected during the party’s primary election in Abuja, has Jerry Chukwueke as his running mate.
He said he was contesting for president in order to restructure the country so that it could become a developed nation.
Ojukwu's bunker during conflict for the independence of Biafra / NAIJ.com TV