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Why I gave Obiano’s wife ‘dirty’ farewell slap: Bianca Ojukwu

Mrs Ojukwu said she issued a dirty slap to the relentless former first lady after she attempted to remove her headgear.

• March 18, 2022
Bianca Ojukwu and Mrs Obiano

Bianca Ojukwu has explained the sequence of event leading to her affording Elebelechukwu, wife of the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, a farewell slap.

Mrs Ojukwu, widow of revered Biafra warlord, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, engaged in fisticuffs with Mrs Obiano at the inauguration of new Anambra governor Charles Soludo on Thursday.

Clarifying her role in the embarrassing brawl that has gone viral, the former beauty queen told Arise TV on Friday that Mrs Obiano, apparently under that influence of alcohol accosted at the event and poured invectives on her.

“I was stunned by the stench of whisky in her breath at such an early hour of the day, how could the first lady be so drunk at that time?” queried Mrs Ojukwu.

According to her, Mrs Obiano left her seat to launch verbal attacks on her person. She ignored the insults until the former first lady become aggressive. A viral video had shown the former first lady calling Mrs Ojukwu, “Ashawo” – local parlance for prostitute.

“I didn’t pay any attention to her arrival. Surprisingly, she then walked towards me and I thought she was coming to greet me,” explained Mrs Ojukwu.

“Instead, she verbally attacked me with her voice raised, taunting me and asking me what I was there to do, using unprintable, vile language.” 

“She asked if I had come to celebrate their last day in office but I ignored her completely. Then she kept on aggressively putting her hand on my shoulders and shouting.”

“While I ignored her verbal onslaught as advised by people sitting around me, I requested twice that she refrains from touching me with her hands.”

She said her warnings fell on deaf ears as Mrs Obiano appeared determined to elicit a response from her. 

Mrs Ojukwu said she issued a dirty slap to the relentless former first lady after she attempted to remove her headgear.

“She (Mrs Obiano) proceeded to do so yet again and tried to touch my head and remove my headtie. It was at this point I stood up to defend myself and gave her a dirty slap to stop her from attacking me.

“As she made towards me, I then pulled away her wig, she then held on to her wig with her two hands and tried to take the wig away from me.”

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