By Kemi Yesufu
Wife of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu seems to have parted way with the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as she has said the party has been ruined by bad leadership.
This as the she said the party led by Gov. Willie Obiano in Anambra State is being run like a secret cult. Her damning verdicts come with days to the keenly contested Anambra Governorship election.
“APGA is now like a secret cult, and this has reduced our once vibrant party to a shadow of its former self,” she lamented.
Bianca who remains one of the country’s most celebrated beauty queens made her stance known in a statement to mark the 88th posthumous birthday of the late Biafran warlord on November 4.
She said, “Bad leadership has left a deeply wounded and visibly divided party, with members defecting from the party almost on a daily basis with the alacrity of rats deserting a sinking ship,”
“Curiously, they are almost all defecting to the 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.”
“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 the APC is very worrisome,” she further said.
“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”, Bianca added.
Bianca who once served as Nigerian ambassador to Spain, however, expressed optimism that despite the many shortcomings of APGA’s leadership, the party which is fielding former CBN governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo would do well during Saturday’s election.
This is as according to her, APGA is not just a political party but also a state of mind.
“The party has a good candidate in this governorship 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 opined.