By Enyim Enyim
ONITSHAâ€”Dim Emeka Ojukwu, yesterday came under fire as a group of ex- Biafran soldiers and the elders forum of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Anambra State, berated him for threatening a second civil war, should the Appeal Court, Enugu,Â declare Dr. Andy Uba, Governor-in- waiting, tomorrow.
Addressing reporters, spokesman for the ex-Biafran soldiers, Chief Ejike Nwankwo, who served under Senator Anieto Okon during the war, described as unfortunate, the recent utterances of Ojukwu, threateningÂ war, when Nigerians and Anambra State in particular were busy trying to move the country forward.
â€œWe are pained to hear Odumegwu Ojukwu talk about another civil war,Â when most of us came back from that war walking on crutches. And he doesnâ€™t even askÂ how we are fairing.
Ikemba lost command of the war when we lost the war. He should go to the Federal Government to see how our welfare could be addressed, like the leaders in the Niger Delta are doing for their people.
“He can not reduce the entire South East and South-South to Anambra. He has become an APGA slave because he has lost command. He can not threaten the court, neither can he threaten the entire country.â€
Nwankwo urged the Court of Appeal, Enugu to disregard the ex- Biafran warlord and give its judgment without fear or favour.
In a separate statement byÂ the Elders Forum of the PDP by its chairman, Chief P Agu and former state chairman of the party, Rev. CanonÂ Orajekwe, the group condemned Ojukwuâ€™s threat of war should the Court of Appeal favoure Dr.Uba in its judgment being expected tomorrow.
â€œWe cannot discuss theÂ case before the Court of Appeal,Â as we consider same as subjudice. We sincerely believe that the Appeal Court will do a thorough job in spite of Ikembaâ€™s antics. The Appeal Court Justices are too sophisticated to be worried by Ojukwu’s threat.â€
According to them â€œby his statement, Chief Ojukwu is threatening the eminent jurists of the Court of Appeal. We hope he understands the grave implications of his action. We therefore call on the law enforcement agencies to call him to order.â€