28 Feb 2014

Protesting Imo Women Sweep-off PDP Footprints From Owerri

As early as 7.am on Monday, thousands of Imo women stormed the streets of Owerri to protest against the People Democratic Party (PDP) and its leaders over the provocative statements they had made during their party’s rally last weekend, with the women saying that the party leaders had come to provoke their people

The women, who were chanting war songs with their brooms, also went to the Dan Anyiam Stadium, where the PDP rally was held and swept the stadium, claiming that they had swept away the footprints of the PDP leaders and members, who were there last weekend.

As they swept the stadium, they were heaping curses on the PDP, accusing the party of mismanaging the resources of the state for 12 years, with nothing to show for it.

From the stadium, the women marched along the major streets of Owerri, including Wetheral, Okigwe and Mbaise roads.

But before leaving the stadium, the leader of the women, Mrs. Josephine Udorji, said PDP leaders came to remind Imo people about the scars they left on their bodies when they governed the state for 12 years, expressing surprise that President Goodluck Jonathan could attend such a rally to receive those who no longer have electoral value.

Other women leaders, who addressed the crowd included Mrs. Getrude Oduka and Mrs. Tina Adike, and they said that they allowed the PDP rally to hold because of the presence of Jonathan, stressing that they would not allow such again.

The women also marched to the Government House to register their solidarity to the Governor Rochas Okorocha where, Uche Nwosu, Commissioner of Lands and Urban Development, addressed them.

He told them that Imo people know who is who and would speak loudly and clearly in 2015, even as he thanked the women for their unflinching support.

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