Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has portrayed Ojukwu Jr. as ‘a sad irony’ of his dad, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
He said this whiledebunking a claim that he pestered Emeka Ojukwu to return to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
The son of the Biafran warlord had on November 15, dumped APGA, a political gathering accepted to have been established by his late father, for the decision All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a current meeting, Ojukwu Jr. said that Obiano had been lobbying for him to come back to APGA, including that the Anambra Governor was playing “ infantile and local politics.”
In any case, reacting in an announcement by his Media Aide, Olivier Okpala, Obiano said Ojukwu lied against him, focusing on that he had never conversed with the late Igbo pioneer’s son since he joined the APC.
Obiano said he didn’t have anything to gain if Ojukwu returned to APGA but Rather ‘ pitiful incongruity’
“It is a matter of pure pathetic fallacy for the younger Ikemba to say that Governor Obiano is lobbying him to come back to APGA.
“The governor wondered on what grounds anybody would ever lobby Ojukwu to return to APGA while he never held any important position to warrant being described as a stakeholder or a leader of the party when he was a member of APGA.
“In fact, nobody knew that he was a member of the party.”
Obiano described Ojukwu’s son as “a sad irony of his father” who “In his lifetime, was the champion of the struggle for the rights and emancipation of his people, standing firm with his Igbo brothers and sisters and never betraying their cause.”
Adding, “I wonder what the Great Ikemba would be thinking when his son openly denied the only political entity which he left to unite the Igbo under a political umbrella.
“It is unfortunate that Ojukwu’s son described an elder and the governor of his state as one playing juvenile and local politics when the late Ojukwu respected constituted authorities.
“We urge Ojukwu Jnr to show respect to the governor and continue his sojourn with the APC rather than make untrue remarks about the governor.”