Abia women group vows to protest naked, if Wabara’s brother wins chairmanship
By Yolamchi Ukaga, Aba
The Women wing of Ndoki Peoples Freedom Movement, Port Harcourt branch, has vowed to protest naked, if Chucks Wabara of Ohambele, in Ikwueke East Ward emerges as executive chairman of Ukwa-East local government area (LGA) from the forthcoming LG election in Abia state. Chucks is younger brother of Adulphus Wabara, former Senate President of Nigeria.
The women argued that based on the zoning formula of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state, it is the turn of Obohia and Ikwuriator West Wards, to produce the next elected chairman of Ukwa-East LGA.
The group, in a letter to the wife of Abia state governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, warned that they would protest naked, if her husband, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, imposes his choice of candidate on them for the December 18, 2020, LG election in the state.
Copies of the letter signed by Mrs. Chidinma Okere, the group’s president, and Mrs. Adanma Ekeke, secretary, was also sent to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Ude Oko Chukwu, deputy governor, Abia state; Hon. Chinedum Orji, speaker, Abia State House of Assembly; Hon. Asiforo Okere, PDP chairman, Abia state; Hon. Uzoma Abonta, member representing Ukwa Federal Constituency; traditional rulers and the clergy.
The women alleged that Adolphus Wabara was claiming that Governor Ikpeazu has settled him with the position of chairman of the LGA and therefore, has given him (Wabara) power to impose his younger brother, Chucks Wabara against the wishes of their people.
The women, in the letter dated October 7, 2020, which was cited by Orient Weekend, in Aba, pleaded with Mrs. Ikpeazu to plead with her husband not to make the mistake of imposing Chucks Wabara on them, as elected chairman.
Recall that the youth wing of the same association wrote a similar letter to Governor Ikpeazu, stating that they were ready to shed their blood, should the plot to impose Wabara’s younger brother materialises.
“This is to inform your what that the good and sane women of Ndoki are in solid support of the youths’ argument and position on issue of LGA election, which Senator Adolphus Wabara, is claiming that your husband, Governor Ikpeazu, a clear product of zoning, has promised him that his younger brother, Chucks Wabara, will be next elected Chairman of Ukwa East LGA.
“We stand by everything our youths have said. We want to add that while the youths are ready to shed their blood, if Chuck Wabara is imposed on Ukwa-East LGA, as executive chairman, we, your fellow women, will march naked round Ndoki land, should anybody try to impose Chucks Wabara on us, as our executive chairman”, the women stated.
They urged the governor’s wife to use her position as the mother of the state to give their complaint and position a favourable consideration, as imposing Chucks Wabara on them would lead to the creation of unprecedented scene that would shock the world.
“The women emphasised that based on the zoning formula that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) introduced, it is not the turn of Ohambele in Ikwueke East Ward, where Wabara hails from, to produce the next elected chairman for Ukwa-East LGA.
“Is Ukwa-East LGA another name for Ohambele or is Ohambele another name for Ukwa-East LGA? Enough is enough for the Wabaras and for Ohambele.
“Whether we’re members of your party, PDP or not, whether we’re politicians or not, we recognise you, as the mother of the state. So, we beg you to look into this matter, as the mother of the state.”