The wife of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu, has lamented the continuous withdrawal of notable persons from All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to another political party.
Having blamed APGA’s present leader, Governor Willie Obiano for all the fallout, Ojukwu still expressed optimism that the party will do well on Saturday in the Anambra Governorship polls.
In her lamentation about the present situation of the party, Ojukwu said: “APGA is now like a secret cult, and this has reduced our once vibrant party to a shadow of its former self.”
Naija News understands that Ojukwu made the assertions on Thursday, November 4 in a statement to mark the posthumous birthday of her late husband.
The wife of the late Biafran warlord alleged that the massive decamping of APGA members to other parties including the All Progressive Congress, APC is a result of leadership failure.
Ojukwu added: “Bad leadership has left a deeply wounded and visibly divided party, with members decamping from the party almost on a daily basis with the alacrity of rats deserting a sinking ship,
“Curiously, they are almost all defecting to APC. Our party has lost almost half of our state and national legislators, several principal members of our board of trustees, including the secretary of the board.”
She stressed that “the serving deputy governor of the state, Dr Nkem Okeke, who joined the APC recently, party local government leaders, countless party executive members, including Governor Obiano’s own ward chairman all joining APC is very worrisome.”
Ojukwu states further that the state is suffering the most extreme state of insecurity under his watch, which has recently seen several citizens, including a traditional ruler in his community, gunned down in broad daylight.
“To the governor’s credit, Anambra airport is nearing completion, but then, the intercity roads and roads leading to the communities are in a terrible state, and this has created a persistent gridlock within the state”, she said.
Speaking on the most anticipated governorship polls in the state coming up this Saturday, Ojukwu said APGA was not just a political party but a state of mind.
“The party has a good candidate in this guber election in the person of Prof. Charles Soludo, and he has all it takes to chart a new course both in the trajectory of the party and the state,” she said