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Former Biafra warlord,  late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu will
today resurrect  in the Imo State
capital, Owerri, where thousands of his followers and leaders from other parts
of the country will converge  to
celebrate the fifth anniversary of his death.

Dignitaries expected to rev up the
memories of the late Igbo leader include‎ the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress
(OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun; Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF) leader, Alhaji
Mujaheed Asari Dokubo; former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State,
Gen. Sani Abacha, Hamza Al- Mustapha; Ojukwu’s widow, Amb. Bianca, among
others.

Apparently enthused about the
development, Ojukwu’s widow, Bianca, commended members of the Movement for the
Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Biafra
Independent Movement (BIM) led by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike for keeping alive the
memories of her late husband.

The former Ambassador to Spain
spoke against the backdrop of ‎the inter-denominational memorial service and
celebration of the 5th anniversary of the demise of the Biafra leader being
organised by MASSOB/BIM at the Ojukwu International Memorial Library, Owerri,
Imo State.

She commended Uwazuruike for
striving to keep alive the memory of the great Igbo leader by organising the
annual remembrance ceremony, saying that “it’s a befitting tribute to a man who
sacrificed his comfort and in his entire life, fought for the advancement and
development of his people.”

Bianca told Urban express reporter
that Ojukwu firmly believed that his destiny was inextricably tied to that of
his people, pointing out that, that informed his relentless quest for fairness
and justice on their behalf.

“One thing he would never
contemplate was the slavery of the Ndigbo. He always maintained that Biafra
came as a reaction to the pogrom in the North and later in the South of
Nigeria,” she said.

Quoting the late Ikemba of Nnewi,
Bianca said: “Biafra itself, as declaration was then and has always been on my
mind,  a trace on an imaginary map of
Nigeria that says or was meant to say – to all the people that are being hunted
by fellow citizens outside…one, you can get across to this land.

“We would better be able to take
good care of you, as you are today. We cannot go to all the various areas to
help you, but this should be clear and visible; once you step within this
boundary, everything we have is equally yours, once you cross this line, if you
are alive, we are alive. If you are dead, we die together.”

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