Taraba stalemate: 2 female groups threaten nude protest

Taraba stalemate: 2 female groups threaten nude protest

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:18 pm

Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan

Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan

Two Non-governmental Organisations, Ladies of Grace and Agape Sisters, have threatened to protest nude on April 25 the woman governorship candidate in the Taraba governorship race is intimidated.

Mrs Jean Onuh, Coordinator of Agape Sisters, issued the threat in Abuja on Friday when she briefed newsmen on the Taraba run-off election.

Onuh said Senator Aisha Alhassan represented the interest of Nigerian women in the Taraba governorship poll holding on April 25.

She alleged that Alhassan was being intimidated by her opponents and officials of the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC).

“ We would have remained quiet and very neutral but for our disadvantaged background and the clamour to sustain the goals set for Nigerian women in the post Beijing Conference.

“We dare warn of adverse consequences should the establishment known as the Taraba cabal insist on intimidating a female contestant in the race.

“We will mobilise hundreds of thousands of Nigerian women to protest nude on April 25, if any official behaves funny,’’ Onuh said.

She called on all involved in the Taraba poll to remain neutral and urged registered voters, especially women, to ignore all kinds of intimidation to come out and vote for Alhassan.

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