Senator Stella Oduah (Anambra North, APC) has condemned a former governor’s wife Ebelechukwu Obiano over her clash with Bianca Ojukwu, widow of Igbo leader Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Mrs Obiano and Bianca got physical with each other on Thursday during the swearing-in of Professor Charles Soludo as governor of Anambra.
The fight ensued after Mrs Obiano, who had announced she would be contesting the Anambra North Senatorial District seat in 2023, approached Bianca and muttered some words to her.
Reacting to the incident on Twitter, Oduah described Mrs Obiano’s “unwarranted attack” as “indecorous and unbecoming” of a former governor’s wife.
Oduah said, “I hereby condemn in strong terms, this unwarranted attack against the wife of an illustrious son and our very 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’.
“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.”