Emeka Ojukwu, Bianca Is Still Alive, Stop Embarrassing Nnewi
By Augustine Ike
The Second Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Memorial Lecture held on Monday 4th November 2019 in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam is not a virgin program and the organisers did not only attend NZUKO-ORA NNEWI meeting to invite us, but reserved enough seat for Nzuko-ora Nnewi.
Nnewi was fully present as HRH Igwe Dr. K.O.N Orizu III (JP CON) Igwe Nnewi was present, Her Excellency Dame Virgy Etiaba former Executive Governor of Anambra state and the Chairman Nnewi Board of Titled Chiefs was fully present, Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu member representing Nnewi North/Sourh and Ekwusigo Federal constituency for the third time actively was present, the Present General Nzuko-ora Nnewi and the Present General Nnewi Youth Forum were present together with the executive members of Nzuko-ora Nnewi cum other Nnewi statutory delegates. The paper presenter Prof. Kingsley Muoghalu the immediate past presidential candidate of YPP was not just present , but successfully prooved to the world that the best brains in Africa are found in only two places; Nnewi and others.
I had my reservations on how our dear Wife Amb. Bianca Ojukwu handled her protocol yesterday, but kept quiet because each moment an event of this magnitude is activated ; she will both be celebrating and mourning at the same time.
Yes, Ojukwu is Igbo hero, to Ndi Nnewi a brother , to a Emeka ; a father, but to Bianca Ojukwu a darling husband.
While her emotional outburst yesterday must have generated mixed feeling, but i find the response of the Deputy Governor as not just being mature, but sufficient.
Though Nnewi native laws and customs and by extention that of ndi Igbo recognises the position of the first male issue; especially after the death of his father, it does not subdue the role of the dead man’s wife as both widow and mother to whatever is left of the MAN.
On the strength of these i rather find the following very challenging and disturbing
i. Your argument that Bianca Ojukwu does not represent the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu is not just weak, melodramatic, but a public display of ignorance and a show of shame and ndi Nnewi na ako oko nku anya as a result.
ii. If my memory still serves me RIGHT are we talking about the same legacy which you tour before everybody’s watch and joined the APC, for reasons best known to you. No matter how personal that reason might be, its still a public show of shame
iii. The last revelation which i find shocking is that you were not properly informed of the Annual Memorial Lecture of your late father of which we assumed you ought to be part of the organisers and further ensure that is properly financed.
Popular opinion holds that its another public show of shame that you were for the second time absent in the Annual Memorial Lecture of your late father
I see in Bianca Ojukwu our dear wife one who is determined to protect her husband’s legacy, but only erred when she abandoned her motherly role as you abandoned the first son role to contest elections with US whom your late husband and father is our Eze Igbo Gburugburu.
While our dear wife Bianca Ojukwu needs to change her cycle of friends to enable her FOCUS, Emeka Ojukwu needs a SERIOUS mentoring on daily living vis-a-vis the enormous task bestowed on him upon the exit of his legendary father.
One thing is setting, Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu will not be enjoying this drama wherever he may be.
Covering our shame is our collective responsibility “Because I Am Involved”.
Augustine Ike, Ksji