Ojukwu's son, Emeka, has no political value, say Obiano's aide
Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Media and Strategic Communications, Mr. Oliver Okpala, has descended on Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu's son, Emeka, in a war of words, describing him as inconsequential, who has little political value.
Okpala was reacting to Emeka's bragging to his boss that he would not return to All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which he left for All Progressive Congress (APC) on the eve of the Governorship election in Anambra State.
Emeka told Obiano to stop wasting his time wooing him back to APGA.
But Okpala in a statement described Emeka "as an inflated political balloon that has no electoral value or consequence in Igbo land, South East and the entire country".
He advised that Emeka be ignored because it has been affirmed that "he is politically inconsequential without any base".
Saying that Emeka's statement that Obiano is lobbying him as an insult against Governor Willie Obiano, Okpala noted that it was very clear from Emeka's actions that he could not claim to have the same sound intellectual background or pedigree with his late father.
"It is a matter of pure pathetic fallacy for the Junior Ikemba to say that Governor Obiano is lobbying him to come back to APGA which he claimed he won't accept.
"One wonders on what ground anybody would ever lobby him to return to APGA while he never held any important position to warrant being described as a stakeholder or a leader of the party when he was in APGA.
" In fact, nobody knew that he was a member of the party, so on what grounds was he relevant to the fold?", Okpala queried.
He noted that in his lifetime, his father "was the champion of the struggle for the rights and emancipation of his people, standing firm with his Igbo brothers and sisters, never betraying their cause.
"But for anybody associated with the great Ikemba to work against the political interest of his people is to say the least an act of monumental betrayal and grand treachery", he said.
Okpala also said that it was act of provocation for young Emeka to say that Obiano was playing juvenile and local politics when all the major political parties in the country were made up of sectional political organisations representing the interest of their people which they used as a bargaining instrument for the formation or integration into national political parties.