Ojukwu Memorial: Biafra Agitation Won’t End Soon – Bianca Declares
The 10th edition of the memorial of the late Igbo hero and Biafra leader, Dim ChukwuemekaOdumegwu Ojukwu held yesterday and there was a harvest of tributes in celebration of this great leader in Owerri, Imo State.
This event took place at the expansive grounds of the Ojukwu Memorial Library that was built by the leader of BIM-MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike.
At the event, late Ojukwu’s wife, Bianca, declared that the clamour for secession, which according to her, had reached fever pitch in the country today, was a direct consequence of the inequities of the Nigerian state as presently constituted.
She maintained that the Igbo have continued to feel the pains of marginalization and exclusion on a daily basis, adding that for as long as this was not addressed, and in so far as the Federal Government continued to exclude the South East from certain political positions and critical development projects such as the National Railway plan, and the zone continued to suffer the ravages of the deteriorating conditions of existing federal infrastructure, most especially roads, the feelings of collective victimization can only be reinforced and will continue to sustain the agitations for a separate state.
The former beauty queen and former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain decried the continued detention of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and called on the Federal Government to consider the pleas for his release.