2021 polls: Obiano again places Ojukwu’s photo on billboards after denigrating it
The governor of Anambra State, Mr. Willie Obiano has once again placed the photo of late Biafra warlord, Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, on new billboards as the 2021 governorship election approaches after denigrating it.
Chief Ojukwu’s picture was seen blazing through the new billboards after he, Governor Obiano removed it and replaced it with his.
The action generated so much heat and controversy after Mrs. Bianca, Odumegwu Ojukwu’s wife made the following startling revelation:
“You can then imagine how dumbfounded I was, when, a short while after Willie Obiano won re-election for a second term as governor, having campaigned with Ojukwu’s pictures blazing through every billboard in the state, as well as on APGA campaign buses, party uniforms and other paraphernalia, Obiano casually informed me that he would be phasing out all APGA party uniforms that displayed Ojukwu’s image as had been the normal tradition with APGA apparel and would be replacing them with party uniforms that would be branded solely with his own (Obiano) image as symbol, since according to him (Obiano), Ojukwu was no longer relevant to the party and (I quote him), that he could “no longer continue to tie the fate and fortunes of APGA to the memory of a dead man”.”
Bianca made the revelation during an interview in Sun Newspaper on November 29, 2020.
Surprisingly, as the 2021 governorship election approaches, Obiano swallowed his own vomit and once again splashed Ojukwu’s picture on billboards across the state.
Reacting to the action of the governor, an observer, Mr. Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, speaking from his base in
Awka, Anambra State, lambasted Obiano.
Citing the caption of the newspaper’s headline “Ojukwu’s face is not only for election campaigns; Bianca takes on Obiano over relegation of Ojukwu’s image after 2017 election“, he said:
“Surprisingly as we enter 2021 election year, new billboard was seen mounted opposite NNPC mega station by expressway at Awka, yesterday (11th January) with Ojukwu’s head on it by APGA people that relegated the man after using him to win election.
“APGA that relegated Ojukwu’s picture has just started mounting new campaign billboards yesterday (11th January) with Ojukwu’s face on it for 2021.
“Unfortunately for those behind this game, Ndi Anambra are wise and will reply them at the right time.”
Mocking the hypocritical nature of Obiano’s politics, he asked: “Kamu juoo, Owu guy ka ndia jidi Ojukwu alu? [loosely translated “Why are they scamming the masses with Ojukwu?”]