APGA only party authorised to use Ojukwu’s image – son
By Praise Necherem
Emeka Ojukwu junior, the son of the late Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has warned politicians in Anambra state against the use of his father’s image for political reasons. He described the ugly trend as an abuse of what his late father stood for while alive.
Ojukwu (jnr) who is a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), said APGA remained the only party authorised to use his late father’s image.
He said, “my father stood for fair-play and justice. His belief in selflessness was legendary, while he also believed in the empowerment of the Igbo nation. Ironically, some of these politicians now attempting to lay claim to Ikemba’s endorsement with his photographs and images don’t even understand or reflect his ideals.
“We will no longer tolerate indiscriminate use of my late father’s iconic images on social media, political posters and fabrics by politicians. APGA remains the only party that could use my father’s images for their activities because of his role as the patron saint of the party.
“Ezeigbo Gburugburu (late Ojukwu) is only meant for APGA and that position remains sacrosanct even in death.
“Let’s respect our late hero, Ikemba Nnewi, by showing respect to his blessed memory. By showing respect to our heroes, those who have sacrificed for us, we would be respecting ourselves as respect is reciprocal.”