Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the late Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has called on her husband to intercede for the people of Anambra as their governorship election is held on Saturday.
She wrote an open letter to him via her Facebook page, to commemorate her late husband’s birthday on Thursday.
Bianca called on her late husband, the patriarch of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, to intercede for the party as the election draws near.
In the letter titled ‘Letter to Dim Ojukwu On The Upcoming Anambra Elections on this Symbolic Birthday Anniversary’, the widow also added that she was filled with concern concerning the party conducts.
“It is with a heavy heart that I make this communication with your noble soul, now resident in the heavenly realms, on this occasion of your birthday anniversary, and literally on the eve of the Gubernatorial Elections in your beloved state, Anambra.
“I am filled with concern and anxiety about the current state of the legacy you left us;our party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
“Today I hear the bells tolling, and the chimes send shivers down my spine.
Today, chaos reigns supreme in our once stable party; our party faithful are despondent and embittered; and many of them have taken their fate in their own hands by bolting away from our party like rats deserting a sinking ship.”
“You stood for justice and equity, and fought relentlessly for the protection of your people, for the poor and the downtrodden . Yet, these party leaders always chose to play dumb in any critical issue affecting our people , neither did they condemn the unjust imprisonment and wanton killings of their Igbo brothers.
“Nna Anyi (our father), they removed your image from our party uniform, boldly labeling you a dead man who was no longer relevant, even to the beloved party you nurtured.”
“The eleventh hour is upon us. Please intercede for us. We are advancing into this electoral battlefield with untreated sores and bleeding wounds, but with our heads held high,”
Arise on our behalf. May this Herod reap the harvest of his habitual treachery, and the first fruits of the turmoil he created as he literally sat back and watched as insecurity overran our space. May the one who seeks to erase your insignia and obscure your legacy suffer the same fate he strives to inflict on a man of honour; May he suffer the shame and humiliation he gratuitously dishes out to his fellows…
Amuma n’Egbe Igwe, Intercede for us. The eleventh hour is upon us. We are advancing into this electoral battlefield with untreated sores and bleeding wounds, but with our heads held high. Should we fail to make it, Let it be on record that Willie Obiano destroyed APGA…an unenviable feat that will surely haunt him for the rest of his years. He will go down in history as the profligate who frittered away our collective patrimony. This, we shall never forget…
Happy Birthday, Odum n’eche Igbo, our Hero. May you continue to enjoy a well merited rest in Heaven’s Land of the Brave.
Iyom Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu