Obiano Should Call his Wife to Order – APC: A Right of Reply

By APGA Zionist Movement
Deputy-Governor of Anambra State,Dr Nkem Okeke with his wife, Oby (left) and wife of the Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano (right)
Deputy-Governor of Anambra State,Dr Nkem Okeke with his wife, Oby (left) and wife of the Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano (right)

The APGA Zionist Movement, is saddened but not surprised by the disinformation contained in a statement issued by Mr Okelo Madukaife, Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Anambra State chapter, on behalf of the party, purporting an act of aggression by Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, wife of the Anambra State governor against Mrs. Oby Okeke, wife of the Deputy Governor.

We are disturbed that the spokesman of a political party will consciously choose to thrive on falsehood just to get a kick from running down eminent citizens and satisfy the urge to receive media attention.

It is absurd that the APC proceeded to condemn the First Lady over an obvious tale-by-the-moonlight even when the supposed victim of an assault had categorically stated that no such thing happened to her. What is more, the Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rt Rev Dr Alexander Ibezim, the officiating minister at the event and facilitator at the reception, had also denounced the reports of a quarrel between the two frontline citizens as a wicked fabrication. The refusal to acknowledge these rebuttals in the APC statement confirms the growing perception of APC as a party of immoral politicians out to bring ruination on Nigerians.

When a political party abandons the high ethos of good breeding and adherence to known rules of constructive engagement and decides to engage in gossip and beer parlour rumours as the APC has done in the present context, it presents itself as an agent of destabilization and hate. The reference to the popularly elected regime of Governor Willie Obiano as an 'illegitimate government' in the statement further underscores the anarchist mentality of the APC. To insist that the outcome of a poll adjudged free and credible by observers, monitors and rightly upheld by the highest court in the land is illegitimate is to take opposition to a destructive tunnel where no rays of enlightenment can penetrate.

In seeking an outlet for their frustration arising from the ever depleting ranks of the APC in Anambra the State, following continued defection of former members of the party to APGA, the APC leadership should note that the wife of the governor of Anambra State is too busy with her empowerment initiatives for the needy, and other laudable programmes, to be distracted by mischief makers.

Obiora Obichebendu
President, APGA Zionist Movement

Awka, Anambra State