Bianca Ojukwu, the former Nigerian ambassador to Spain and the Vatican, has spoken about the events that led to her and the wife of the immediate former governor of Anambra state, Ebele Obiano, clashing at the inauguration of professor Chukuma Soludo as the sixth democratically elected governor of Anambra state on Thursday.
Speaking exclusively to Arise TV, the former beauty queen, who is also the wife of the late Biafran leader, Ojukwu Odumegwu, said:
- “As the inaugural ceremonies for Professor Charles Soludo and his deputy began and all guests were seated, the former first lady of Anambra State, Mrs. Ebele Obiano, was noticeably absent.“
- “She then arrived some one and a half hours later, while the ceremony was on.
- I didn’t pay any particular attention to her arrival.
- She then walked towards me, and I thought she was coming to greet me. Instead, she verbally attacked me with her voice raised, taunting me and asking me what I was there to do.
- Using unprintable vile language, she asked if I had come to celebrate their last day in the office.”
- “But I ignored her completely. Then she kept aggressively putting her hands on my shoulders and shouting.
- While I ignored her verbal onslaught, I requested twice that she refrain from touching me with her hands.
- She proceeded to do so yet again and tried to touch my head and remove my head tie.
- It was at this point that I stood up to defend myself and gave her a dirty slap to stop her from attacking me.
- I then pulled away her wig. She then held onto her wig with her two hands and tried to take the wig away from me.”
- “At that point, the former APGA chairman, Ume, told her to leave me and told everyone to leave.
- I was stunned by the stench of whiskey in her breath at such an early hour of the day.
- How could a first lady be so drunk at that time?
- I stayed back to watch the ceremony to the end and left with my dignity intact.”