Bianca Ojukwu, the wife of late Biafran leader, Odimegwu Ojukwu has blasted leaders in Igboland for not doing well for their people. Mrs Ojukwu accused Igbo leaders of playing politics to benefit their own selfish interests and not the people. She said most of them are in a race to be included in the centre and because of this, they have jeopardized the welfare of their people.
When asked during a briefing with news men if she thinks Igbo leaders have done well for their people?
She said, “no they have not done well for their people because their politics is essentially politics for their own interests. Whenever they have the opportunity to negotiate for their people, they go there and negotiate a soft landing for themselves. They are in a rat race to be included in the centre, and in doing so, they are willing to subjugate the welfare and interests of their people. And for that reason, I say that they are exiles because they keep coming to Igboland as if they are experts. If they see the difficulties and can perceive the sense of helplessness and hopelessness in the general environment in Igboland, they would understand. But because, they are excluded from that, cucooned and live elsewhere and only come into this country when they like, they will really not understand what people are going through.”