Friday, 28 March 2014

UNN posthumous award: APGA congratulates Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu


 By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, , [Barrister Maxi Okwu faction] has congratulated their National Leader, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu on the posthumous award of Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law conferred on her late husband, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Dim Ojukwu was granted the posthumous award as part of activities marking the 43rd convocation of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka on Saturday 29th March 2014.
APGA described the award, which will be received by Ambassador Ojukwu, as “an eloquent testimony of Ojukwu’s selfless service to humanity,” adding “We commend the authorities of the University of Nigeria Nsukka for acknowledging and recognizing the achievements of Dim Ojukwu in our collective quest at building a strong, virile, prosperous and egalitarian society.
Senior Media Assistant to Chief Maxi Okwu, Mr. Victor Chigozie Eneh said in a statement he issued in Abuja that “the award will spur his family as exemplified by his wife, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu.”
He said Ojukwu personified APGA adding that the posthumous award will encourage his followers worldwide to work for a united, progressive and just nation where no citizen will feel oppressed or marginalized.
“Ojukwu was the champion of the masses who abhorred injustice, promoted education as an instrument of intellectual development and national emancipation. Ojukwu was an embodiment of patriotism, nobility, integrity and humility. He demonstrated exceptional courage as a scholar, soldier, politician and statesman,” the media assistant said.
The late Ikemba, he said, “towered above his peers both in life and in death and would be remembered as the People’s General - a friend of the masses. Ojukwu was a man who saw tomorrow before it arrived. His vision and ideology for a greater Nigeria which he expounded in the late 1960s are the crux of the current national dialogue.
APGA hoped that the outcome of the national conference will unite and stabilize the nation’s frail democracy and improve the living standards of our long suffering compatriots.
“If this is achieved, the labour of our past leaders like Dim Ojukwu would not be in vain,” the statement concluded.



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