Election in 2023: Ojukwu is crucial — Bianca

OWERRI— Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, the late Biafra leader’s wife, has said that her late husband’s spirit and ideology are relevant to the upcoming general elections in Nigeria in 2023.

She claimed that the principles her husband supported—equity, fairness, and peaceful coexistence—are crucial factors that will influence the general elections of the next year.

At the 11th memorial service for the late Biafran commander Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who commanded Eastern Nigeria in the 30 month civil war in defense of Nigeria’s invasion of the breakaway Biafra republic between May 1967 and January 1970, Ojukwu addressed on Saturday in Owerri, Imo State.

Igbo leaders of note, including the custodian of Igbo ancestry and Regent of Nri ancient kingdom, Prince Ikenna Onyenso, former coach of Nigeria’s Eaglets, Fani Amu, Royal fathers, Biafra agitating groups from all parts of former Eastern Nigeria, and many others, attended the memorial hosted by the leader of BIM/MASSOB, Ralph Uwazurike.

At the ceremony, there were a variety of parades, march-pasts, cultural exhibits, harvest offerings, dances, and recreations of Emeka Ojukwu’s life and times.

The Bruce Mayrock Building was announced to be built in honor of the then-20-year-old American student who, on May 30, 1969, set himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in New York to protest the genocide of Biafrans he had never met.

She claimed that in addition to Ojukwu, all other Biafran war veterans and their families who suffered as a result of the conflict were remembered.

“2023 makes us know that we miss Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu. There is a present crisis of confidence among Igbo leaders. It is one man down, one less competitor, that the Igbo now eat their own. “

with Nigeria, stating that there was no need for war.

“Time for negotiation will come and it will be on a round table. The criteria for negotiation are the peace in all forms. I am happy that Ojukwu was restored to his full military rank before he died. Through negotiation, we will all get there,” Amu said.

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