A wise saying has it that nobody is perfect and that is why people need to be very careful of what they say or do because many people do not forget.
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Politicians and other office holders need to be more careful because people watch them and judge them based on what they do or say while occupying the top offices they hold. This issue came to the fore considering one political comment Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State made sometime in the past. Obiano made the comment then, but now he thinks it is a past thing not knowing that it will resurface. If care is not taken, it may even affect his party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the coming governorship election in the state.
What was the comment Obiano made?
Obiano openly stated that Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu is no longer relevant to APGA. According to a report by Daily Trust, this was revealed by Ojukwu's wife, Bianca Ojukwu. Bianca still hurts from that comment made by Obiano. She brought the issue up as she refused to go for APGA campaign flag off in protest against Obiano's comment against her late husband who is the founder and main leader of APGA all his life.
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Maybe how Obiano said that and where he said it are parts of the reason why Bianca still hurts and has chosen not to forget that comment against her husband by Governor Obiano. According to her, Obiano stated that Ojukwu is already dead and no longer relevant to APGA. The Governor made that comment in public too. Well, Ojukwu is an icon of APGA and a hero in the Igboland. Alive or dead, the name and memory of Ojukwu are big political assets to bank on and achieve a lot. That comment should not have been made by Obiano at all.
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Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi benefitted immensely from Ojukwu. Ojukwu supported him to win two terms as Governor of the state. It was Obi that backed Obiano for Governor and Ojukwu's name and image were also used to campaign for him to win. Obi cannot make that kind of comment against Ojukwu even as he is now late. This comment made by Obiano may affect APGA in the coming election in Anambra.
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Already, Ojukwu's wife has shunned the party's campaign flag off. Apart form her, her supporters will also shun APGA's campaign activities. Moreover, lovers and core loyalists of Ojukwu may also do the same thing in protest against the comment against their icon. Since Ojukwu's wife condemned the use of Ojukwu's name and image for this APGA campaign, it may work against the party. This is because if Obiano and APGA leaders continue to use the name and image of Ojukwu, it would amount to using those things against the wish of Ojukwu's family as his widow pointed out. All these may affect APGA in the coming election nothing is done to handle the issue better.
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