Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has asked the former First Lady of Anambra State, Ebelechukwu Obiano, to apologize for attacking Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the late Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Ohanaeze Youth Gives Obiano Ultimatum
KanyiDaily had reported how Ebere and Bianca engaged each other in a messy fight on Thursday, March 17, during the inauguration of the newly elected governor of Anambra state, Charles Chukwuma Soludo.
Reacting in a statement on Friday by its President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Ohanaeze Youths asked the Obiano family to apologize to the entire Ndigbo for the unprovoked attack on Oujukwu’s wife.
The Igbo group described Mrs. Obiano’s action as a big insult to the entire Igbo race, warning that it would not sit and watch anyone denigrate Ojukwu’s family.
The statement reads, “We were shock-stricken to watch the trending video of an unprovoked attack on the wife of Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu by Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano.
“To say the least, this is the height of insult and embarrassment on the entire Igbo race, bearing in mind what the Ojukwu family represents for the entire Igboland.
“Consequently, we are charging the Obiano family to immediately offer an unreserved apology to the Igbo race or face dire consequences. They have an ultimatum to apologize for that barbaric action or have the entire Igbo youths to contend with.
“Having said this, I appeal to the Igbo youths, including Biafra agitators who are so provoked by Mrs. Obiano’s action, to calm down while we wait for the family to do the needful.”
Okwu, however, hailed Mrs. Ojukwu for disciplining Obiano’s wife, stressing that, “we are happy that Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu was able to instill discipline on Mrs. Obiano since she did not get common training from her parents and the husband.”
“As the wife of a warlord, Mrs. Ojukwu couldn’t have done anything less; we are so proud of her and we know that the training she gave to Mrs. Obiano will linger in her memory for several years,” Okwu further stated.
He used the opportunity to congratulate Professor Charles Soludo on his swearing-in, urging him to set the ball rolling and restore the pride of Anambra State.
“We are so confident that a new Anambra beckons; we are optimistic that the glory days of Anambra State are back,” the youth leader said.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Senator representing Anambra North, Stella Oduah had also lambasted Ebere Obiano, noting that it is only weak minds that label hardworking women like Bianca with nasty names such as ‘ashawo’.