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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Obiano's Wife, Ebelechukwu Declares Senatorial Ambition

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| The Daily Crucible | Thursday, March 31, 2022

Immediate past First Lady of Anambra StateEbelechukwu Obiano, has  declared her ambition to vie for a Senatorial seat in the state come 2023.

Ebelechukwu also tendered unreserved apology to Governor Chukwuma Soludo and the people of Anambra over an altercation with Iyom Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Igbo leader and Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, at the inauguration of Soludo - led Government on March 17.

Mrs Obiano said her resolve to join the senatorial race was a response to an overwhelming pressure and calls from her people to represent them in the Senate at the National Assembly in Abuja, stressing that the ambition also aligned with "the will of God." 

She added that she is seeking the Anambra north senatorial seat being currently occupied by Stella Oduah, former minister.

She said: “My interest to join the senatorial race is in response to an overwhelming pressure and calls from my people to represent them in the Senate at the National Assembly in Abuja. As has been attested to by the good people of Anambra State, service to people, humanity and sharing love and putting smiles on sad faces are my priority in life, and I know that it is the will of God because the Bible says that God is love.

"Therefore, having witnessed and been positively touched by my ever willing disposition to care for people, empower the poor and needy, especially women and children, particularly widows, orphans and the destitute, my people decided that I should come and serve them better in a higher capacity.

"As a peaceful person that I am well known for, violence has never been in my character and I am grateful to several elders, statesmen, friends and associates of the Obianos, as well as countless number of good people of Anambra State who called and expressed their concerns and offered wise counsels and words of comfort after the unfortunate drama.”

“Permit me to use this medium to humbly convey to you my sincere, heartfelt and unreserved apology for the unfortunate incident between Mrs Bianca Ojukwu and myself on Thursday, March 17, 2022, the day of your inauguration as the new Executive Governor of Anambra State in which you took over from my husband, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano.

“The incident, to say the least, was most unnecessary, unfortunate and I regret my action. It was an unintended action as violence is never in my character. Your Excellency, Sir, I hold your person, your ideals, the records of your great accomplishments in public service in Nigeria and beyond, as well as their concomitant colossal impacts in public policies in the highest esteem.

“All those who know me can testify that before and throughout my eight years as the First Lady of State, I pursued peace, promoted philanthropic gestures which empowered many of our less privileged people. No excuse can therefore be tenable as justification for such public embarrassment, no matter the height of provocation. Equally, I wish to extend the same apology to all the important dignitaries, the people of Anambra State, as well as the entire Ndigbo for that unintended embarrassment at the occasion.”

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