- Bianca Ojukwu was absent at an APGA rally which took place in Anambra
- The senator representing Anambra central has called on the party to reach out to Bianca who has shunned peace moves since she lost out on the party's Senate ticket
- According to him, she has made noble contributions to the party
Bianca Ojukwu who is the widow of the late leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, shunned a rally held by the party in Anambra state.
The Punch reports that the rally took place on Thursday, December 6, to start the presidential and National Assembly campaigns of the party.
Due to her absence, Chief Victor Umeh, who is the senator representing Anambra central urged Bianca to work for the party’s success and shelve her grievances.
He said: “We must reach out to the wife of our late leader, Bianca, who has made noble contributions to the party. Let us cling to one another and make better commitment to the party.
“APGA is here to accommodate all Nigerians in governance and all their interests.
“We promise Nigerians that all they need to succeed will be made available in APGA. We urge you all to put your eyes on the ball, and the ball is victory for APGA in all the elections.
“We know people are aggrieved about the past, but we urge them to put their grievances behind them and put the party and her survival first.
“There is no way everyone will be happy, but having come this far, we should put our grievances behind us. Our opponents did not fair better in the last primaries, so let our own not be different.”
Meanwhile, emerging reports have claimed that a lawmaker, Gabriel Onyewinfe, on Wednesday, December 5, defected from APGA to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Onyewinfe is a member of the House of Representatives for Oyi/Anyamelum federal constituency of Anambra state.
The lawmaker blamed his decision on the outcome of the primaries conducted by APGA in Anambra.
He said “APGA is in deep crisis” and that the party does not follow democratic processes. He also said the party had been divided with the emergence of a factional New-APGA.
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