The former governor of Imo State, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim has revealed that no fewer than 15 Igbo billionaires have mobilised funds to sponsor the senatorial ambition of Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwua Ojukwu.
Speaking during the public declaration of Mrs. Ojukwu for the Anambra South senatorial seat at Ekwulobia in Aguata local government area of Anambra State, Ohakim said the moneybag had already started mobilizing ahead of the primaries of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
He said urged those aspiring to contest the position with Ojukwu to have a rethink, stressing that it would be a set back to the Igbo and a disservice to Ojukwu for anybody to work against the interest of his widow.
“Those who are contesting the poll with the wife of our leader may have the money and wherewithal to muzzle down Bianca, but they don’t have the same integrity.
“Bianca Ojukwu is not an ordinary human being, she is a spirit. She has double-barrel identity and double-barrel legacy.
“We have mobilised 15 Igbo prominent people to sponsor her ambition and over 25,000 youths to work for her and enjoined the people of Anambra State not to disappoint the Igbo race in the Bianca Ojukwu project.
“The people of Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, have asked me to beg you (Anambra) to accomplish this mission and project in memory of our great leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
“Ojukwu sacrificed his Oxford education, his personal comfort, his father’s wealth to save the Igbo race at the most auspicious time,” said Ohakim.
In her speech, Ojukwu said she was going to the senate to accomplish the dream of her late husband of giving the Igbo a voice in national polity.