Ojukwu: Immortalisation Bid Sparks Row In Anambra
Sat, 25/08/2012 ? 3:46am | DAVID ? CHYDDY ELEKE News Metro

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 immortalise 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.

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