The widow of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ambassador Bianco Ojukwu, will begin her senatorial campaign for the 2019 Anambra South Senatorial District on Tuesday (today).
The event, it was gathered, would take place at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state.
Bianca, a former Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain would contest the senatorial poll on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Her late husband led APGA for over a decade during his lifetime and was at several times the presidential candidate of the party.
Ojukwu’s widow is expected to fight it out with oil magnate, Ifeanyi Uba and business mogul Nicholas Ukachukwu in the APGA primary to be held any moment soon.
Investigations show that the APGA hierarchy was amenable to her ambition as a payback time to Ojukwu who mentored the party.
Speaking on her declaration, a United States-based philanthropist, Dr Godwin Maduka, described her aspiration as a blessing to the district.
He urged the people of the district to maximise the opportunity by supporting her, adding that “she has the capacity to showcase Nigeria as a country of heroes and heroines through her academic, professional, family and political experiences.
“We know her life history. We should appreciate her for agreeing to run for a public office. I believe that Bianca Ojukwu is qualified. I am sure she had learnt a lot from her late husband, Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Igbo supreme leader and, from her father, former governor C. C. Onoh.