The Biafra Independence Movement and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (BIM-MASSOB) have accused former governors Peter Obi and Rochas Okorocha of betraying the late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu by abandoning the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The organizations claim that both Obi and Okorocha, who served as governors under the APGA platform, betrayed Ojukwu by defecting to other political parties after his demise. They assert that without Ojukwu’s support, Obi would not have become the governor of Anambra State in 2003.
According to BIM-MASSOB, a few months after Ojukwu’s death in 2011, Peter Obi defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and later became the vice presidential candidate for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. They accuse Obi of joining different political parties in pursuit of personal ambitions and not acknowledging Ojukwu’s role in reclaiming his mandate through the court.
The statement also mentions Rochas Okorocha’s gubernatorial ambition, stating that it was BIM-MASSOB’s support that helped him achieve it in 2011 on the APGA platform. The organizations express regret over what they perceive as a lack of acknowledgment and gratitude from both Obi and Okorocha towards Ojukwu.
The accusations come ahead of the 12th edition of Ojukwu Memorial Day, scheduled for November 26, and highlight tensions within the political landscape, particularly regarding loyalty to the ideals of APGA and Ojukwu’s legacy.