Friday, 26 July 2013
Latest on Bianca Ojukwu
According to the Daily Sun newspaper, the crisis within the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) might soon subside. It would be recalled that the party has broken into fractions as the National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, refused to comply with the stakeholders and restructure APGA after its leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, was buried last
Umeh's alleged refusal led to him leading one faction and Governor Peter Obi the other, with cases still pending in courts.Umeh has been declared chairman by the Appeal Court in Enugu,
and the Obi faction is heading for the Supreme Court. However, as November -- the month when the Anambra election is scheduled to be held -- is approaching, the man trying to
reconcile the two factions, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has doubled his efforts.
According to a source privy to series of meetings of the APGA chieftains in Abuja, the efforts of the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) eventually paid off.
It has been gathered that Uwazuruike met with Governor Obi, Umeh, Bianca Ojukwu and other prominent members of APGA in an undisclosed venue in Abuja, and reached an agreement
acoording to which Umeh should remain as national chairman to conduct the Anambra elections.
The gathering also agreed that Ambassador Bianca would step into the shoes of her late husband as new APGA leader.
Furthermore, Umeh and Governor Obi would be meeting with Uwazuruike in Owerri next week to sharpen the new peace achieved.