Bianca succeeds Ojukwu as APGA national leader



Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain and the Wife of the late Igbo political leader, Iyom Bianca Ojukwu, has emerged as the national leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which was occupied by her late husband, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja in a communiqué issued shortly after the Barrister Maxi Okwu-led faction of the party rose from its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, the acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Stanley Chira, said “the decision was taken on February 16, 2013, and on March 22, 2013, at the one-year anniversary of the demise of our late leader and icon, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. His wife and next of kin, Iyom Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu, is hereby adopted as the living embodiment of his ideals. She shall, in his stead, be acknowledged as leader.”

Other decisions taken at the party’s NEC meeting , included the inauguration of its Board of Trustees “with initial 24 members who will be meeting in two weeks’ time ,in line with provisions of Article 10 and Article 11 Sub [10][3] of APGA Constitution to elect their Chairman and Secretary.”
The party according to the release also agreed that its National Caucus has to be constituted in accordance with the provisions of Article 10 sub 911) and Article 11 sub (11) of APGA Constitution.