Bianca, the wife of late Odumegwu Ojukwu, has explained why she slapped Ebelechukwu Obiano at the inauguration ceremony of Prof. Charles Soludo.
Bianca in an interview with Arise TV on Friday said Ebele Obiano was noticeably absent as the inauguration ceremony started but arrived an hour later.
She said: “I did not pay any attention to her arrival. Surprisingly, she walked towards me and I thought she was coming to greet me. Instead she verbally attacked me with her voice raised, taunting me and asking me what I was there to do, using unprintable, vile language.”
According to her, Obiano’s wife asked if she was at the inauguration to celebrate their last day in office.
“I left her but she kept on aggressively putting her hand on my shoulders and shouting.
“While I ignored her verbal onslaught as advised by people sitting around me, I requested twice that she refrains from touching me with her hands. She proceeded to do so yet again and tried to touch my head and remove my headtie.
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“It was at that point I stood up to defend myself and gave her a dirty slap to stop her from attacking me. As she made it towards me, I removed her wig, she then held on to her wig with her two hands and tried to take the wig away from me.
Bianca also accused Dr Ebelechukwu of being drunk at such early hour of the day.
“How could the first lady be so drunk at that time? I stayed back to watch the ceremony till the end and left with my dignity intact,” Bianca said.
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Stella Oduah backs Bianca
Meanwhile, Senator Stella Oduah has said calling Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu ”ashawo” by former First Lady of Anambra State, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano,at Governor Charles Soludo’s inauguration is weak and unnecessary.
Reacting to the attack which has been condemned by many Nigerians, Oduah, a former Aviation Minister, who now represents Anambra North at the National Assembly, said the act exhibited by the former First Lady was indecorous and unbecoming of a woman who had acted as a mother of the state.
She tweeted, “My attention has been drawn to the shameful conduct of the wife of the ex-governor and former first lady of Anambra State, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, who threw decorum away and attacked Her Excellency, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu at today’s inauguration ceremony and I hereby condemn in strong terms, this unwarranted attack against the wife of an illustrious son and our very own Ikemba.
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“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”.
“And it is more unfortunate when a woman, especially one that has been around the corridors of power, is the one hurling such baseless and regretful invectives against her fellow woman.
“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.
“Only a few days ago, an innocent woman was publicly paraded naked in the same community our former First Lady Hails from and one would have thought that rather than showcase this brute nature of fighting and engaging in public fisticuffs with her guest, she should have exerted same energy and fighting spirit in ensuring that justice is done for that widow.
“It saddens me a great deal To see the wife of an illustrious Anambra son, the pride of Ndigbo and an achiever that was once an ambassador of the Federal Republic, being attacked unprovoked and I join all right thinking persons in praying that we never ever record this type of travesty again in our history.”