Emeka Ojukwu son of the late Igbo warlord Chukwuemeka Ojukwu has declared his bid to contest the governorship seat of Anambra State in 2021.
He announced his interest in a statement on Thursday, saying he would be contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Ojukwu faulted his father’s widow Bianca Ojukwu over her recent statement attacking Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and his handling of Ojukwu’s legacy.
He said, “I would have taken a pass on the insinuations, innuendos and outright falsehoods made in the (Bianca’s) interview. I find it exigent from the perspective of an insider, to present the truth so as to preserve and protect the ideals that my late father and mentor held sacred.
“Given his standing by birth, heritage, disposition and calling, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu never shied away from fully expressing his feelings, observations and apprehensions.
“As a matter of fact, he documented his views concerning Biafra and Nigeria in books and live interviews for ease of reference. Any attempt, therefore, to recast or present his views regarding Biafra or Nigeria without proper references should be considered dead on arrival.
“Claims therefore of what the legend told or did not tell the claimant (Bianca) about Biafra/Nigeria, should be regarded as the views of the said claimant, in pursuit of what, I don’t know.”