OrderPaperToday – The lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Stella Oduah lampooned the former First Lady of the State, Ebelechukwu Obiano, for attacking Bianca, the widow of late Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.
Both parties were on Thursday, engaged in a physical fight during the inauguration of Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the fifth Governor of the State, thus disrupting the ceremony.
Senator Oduah had on her Twitter handle described Mrs. Obiano’s “unwarranted attack” as “indecorous and unbecoming” of a former First Lady.
In her words: “My attention has been drawn to the shameful conduct of the wife of the ex-governor and former first lady of Anambra State, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, who threw decorum away and attacked Her Excellency, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu at today’s inauguration ceremony and I hereby condemn in very strong terms, this unwarranted attack against H.E Mrs. Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu, the wife of an illustrious son and our very our own Ikemba.
I wish to add that the act exhibited by the former first lady was indecorous and unbecoming of a woman who had acted as a mother of the state and even desirous of serving in other capacities.
More condemnable is even the gutter and vulgar language used by Mrs. Obiano to describe her fellow woman, who is even a widow. I have always held the view that it is only weak minds that label hardworking women like Bianca with nasty names such as “ashawo” and it is more unfortunate when a woman, especially one that has been around the corridors of power, is the one hurling such baseless and regretful invectives against a fellow woman,” the lawmaker stressed.
The former Aviation Minister described the ex-First Lady’s action as utterly disgraceful, citing an incidence Mrs. Obiano could have instead stood up for justice in her hometown.
“What the world witnessed today at the swearing-in ceremony is utterly disgraceful, unfortunate, crude, and should never be emulated by the millions of our young girls and women who often look up to public figures with respect to how they conduct themselves.
Only a few days ago, an innocent woman was publicly paraded naked in the same community our former first lady hails from and one would have thought that rather than showcase this brute nature of fighting and engaging in public fisticuffs with her guest, she should have exerted same energy and fighting spirit in ensuring that Justice is done for that widow.
It saddens me a great deal to see the wife of an illustrious Anambra son, the pride of Ndigbo and an achiever that was once an ambassador of the Federal Republic, being attacked unprovoked and I join all right-thinking persons in praying that we never ever record this type of travesty again in our history as a state,” she added.