Bianca Ojukwu Loses Her Bid For Senate Seat

Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Spain, yesterday lost her bid to contest a Senate seat.

According to The Nation, Bianca, wife of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, failed in her bid for the Anambra South All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ticket. She was beaten by Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu.

In the keenly contested primary held at the Ekwulobia township stadium in Aguata, Mrs Ojukwu polled 177 votes to Ukachukwu’s 211.

Before the accreditation of delegates, there was heavy shooting at the venue which disrupted proceedings for a while.

The former beauty queen was supported the Governor Willie Obiano. An oil magnate, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, bidding for the same ticket, was disqualified by the party earlier in the week.

The Ekwulobia stadium was under heavy security as Commissioner of Police Garba Umar was personally there to ensure there was no breach of the peace.

The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) was opposed to Mrs Ojukwu getting the ticket. Children of the late Dim Ojukwu also campaigned against her.

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