She said the governor described her husband as a “dead man who was no longer relevant” to the party.
Bianca Ojukwu, a former beauty queen, said the weighty statement contributed to her boycotting the party’s campaign inauguration on Saturday in Awka, Anambra State.
She described as the irony of opportunism APGA’s resuscitation of Ojukwu’s name for the purpose of winning the November 6 election.
“This is the height of opportunism and hypocrisy. Is Ojukwu not the same man Obiano once described as a dead man who was no longer relevant to the party?
“Why should I permit him to keep trampling on the legacy of my late husband who put his heart and soul into this party?
“Ojukwu should not be like a light switch to be turned on for party campaign, and turned off once the election is won.
“It is most unfortunate that Obiano decided to remove the picture of Ojukwu on APGA uniforms and replace same with his picture, just to drive home his statement that he would no longer tie the fate and fortunes of APGA to the memory of a dead man, obviously in reference to my husband.”
Even the Senator Victor Umeh-led peace and reconciliation committee put up to pacify aggrieved APGA members had been discarded by the governor and the party leadership.
She placed the party’s chance of producing the next governor of the state on past glory, describing APGA as presently constituted as a field of sorrow.