A pro-Biafra youth movement, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has released a strongly worded statement condemning the abuse of Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, during the inauguration yesterday of the administration of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo.
The wife of former Anambra Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano, was reported to have heaped verbal assault on the widow of the late Igbo leader and Biafran warlord.
In their statement, the OYC demanded that, without delay, the Willie Obiano family should tender a public apology to Ndigbo.
While describing Mrs. Obiano’s action as a big insult on Igbo race, the OYC said it would not sit and watch anyone denigrate Ojukwu’s family.
The statement stated: “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.”
Spokesperson the group, Mr. Okwu, hailed Mrs. Ojukwu for disciplining Obiano’s wife, stressing that, “we are happy that Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu was able to instil discipline in 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,” the statement concluded.