ACN sparks row over Immortalization of Ojukwu.


OJUKWU: IMMORTALISATION BID SPARKS ROW IN ANAMBRA


 
The late warlord and revered leader continues to generate controversy even in death.As President Goodluck Jonathan prepares to visit Anambra State to accede to the state government's request for the unveiling of the Niger Bridgehead through Upper Iweka Motor Park as Odumegwu Ojukwu Way, stakeholders in the state have maintained a divided stand on the matter.

Governor Peter Obi had announced last Sunday in Nnewi at the memorial mass to mark the end of the mourning period for Ojukwu that the state government would name a road after him as part of plans to immortalize him; the state chapter of ACN in a release condemned the move.



The party insisted that the road in question had already been named after another revered son of the state, and that it will be a disservice to Ojukwu to serve him remnants.

Reacting to the ACN's call for the withdrawal of the move, a group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) condemned ACN, saying that no project is too big to be named after Ojukwu.

Speaking through its chairman, Board of Trustees, Intersociety, Comrade EmekaUmeagbalasi, told LEADERSHIP WEEKEND that the call for the abandonment of the immortaliSation of Ojukwu by ACN shows that their participation in the burial of Ojukwu was only a cosmetic show.

My take on this matter is we all know there is a game of politics being played but can people draw the line when it comes to some issues..Ojukwu deserves this honor and even more let the games die and let his name live on....

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