N’Delta women march Sept 26 to demand Akpabio’s resignation

Niger Delta Women League, NDWL, a body of women has threatened to protest to the National Assembly on September 26, to demand for the resignation of Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

NDWL in a statement on Monday by its National President, Sheila Tamuno; Rivers state Coordinator, Ajemina Gobo; Bayelsa State Co-ordinator, Madam Eureal Allagoa; and others, said:

“Given the prevailing economic hardship foisted on the common man, by the ill-thought fuel subsidy removal, without necessary measures on ground to cushion the adverse ripples therefrom, Akpabio’s unguarded statements comes wielding the gavel to seal a celebration of an elite 10th Senate over the sufferings of the masses.

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“At a time when a litre of Premium Motor Spirit soars above N617, the dollar queerly sending the naira on a free fall, breaking all previous records and crossing the N1000 mark with no defense actions from the Central Bank of Nigeria, inflation is at a whooping 24%, electricity generation at an all time low of less than 3,700MW, electricity tariff threatening another 50% increase thereby shooting cost of living beyond the reach of the Nigerian masses.

“With all economic indicators going through the roof, the Nigerian situation may soon be comparable with the great German depression of 1931.

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“With no purchasing power, value and even the right to basal living conditions and Akpabio feels it is the best time to tell us how they are entitled to go on enjoyment spree off our national purse, while Nigerians are told to endure.

“As women, leaders and mothers of the Niger Delta, we think it is time we redeemed the image of our region, from the unsavoury misconducts and shame that Akpabio embodies.

“Going forward, it is our conviction that Akpabio does not understand the seriousness of the legislative business of the Senate, hence he has elected to joke with the fate over three hundred million Nigerians.

“It is sufficiently clear that from his infamous “Let the poor breathe” misplaced joke to “token has been sent to your bank accounts to enable you enjoy your vacation” Akpabio has inconsiderately and injuriously slammed the gavel on the head of every Nigerian.

“We are bleeding from his actions and he needs to leave before he kills us all.

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“We call on Akpabio to honourably resign his position as President of the Senate and drop the gavel with immediate effect.

“We call on the Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to stand up for the masses, band together in defense Of democracy and vote Akpabio out should he not agree to toe, the path of honor by resigning his office.

“In strict defense of the above, we shall be mobilizing one million Niger Delta Women on September 26, 2023 to the gate of the National Assembly to either thank the Senate or pressure them to do the needful,” the women said.

The letter was also signed by Cross River State Co-ordinator, Elizabeth Bassey; Imo State Coordinator, Eucharia Ewurum; Edo State Coordinator, Madam Isesele Ofure and Akwa Ibom State Coordinator, Madam Unwana Ibanga.

Others include Ondo State Coordinator, Madam Okubakere Ominisan; Delta State Coordinator, Madam Happy Otojareri; Abia state Coordinator, Madam Amarachi Ijezie; and FCT Coordinator, Amb. Ojineme Enakheme.

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