APGA Guber Aspirant Condemns Violence Against Women, Promises To Stamp It Out If Elected
Frank Nweke Jr., the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Enugu state chapter, has come out to declare his stance on violence against women.
The governorship candidate who has been nothing but sympathetic towards the plight of the people of Enugu, has condemned all acts of violence against women regardless of who they are. He vows there would be no place for such indignity and abuse under his government.
Read his full statement below:
My attention has been drawn to an incident that occurred on Friday, October 29th at Agunese Affam-Mmaku Community in Awgu LGA, Enugu State.
A woman, a mother was stripped of her clothes and dignity, beaten and completely humiliated on the accusation of picking snails from a sacred grove. This is preposterous and I fully condemn this wicked act.
It is outright abuse and criminal, and every person involved must be brought to the book.
Under my government, the violence against our women, mothers and daughters, regardless of who they are, will not be tolerated or treated lightly.
Women are critical to nation-building and must be given the pride of place in our social, economic and political reality. We must intentionally protect our women’s rights, pursue inclusive representation and increase women’s participation in leadership at all tiers as equal partners in development.
I commend the LG Chairman for taking quick action to have the culprits arrested and salute the women’s groups that immediately condemned this act and commit to working with them to ensure that justice is done. My government will work to ensure that women are given full access to effectively play a role in the development of our society.
Abia Police Decry Attack On Officers
The Abia State Police Command has alleged that an attack on their men by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra resulted in the death of five members of the terrorist group.
The claim is contained in a statement by the Command’s PRO, Geoffrey Ogbonna, on behalf of Police Commissioner Mustapha Bala.
The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that five members of the group were shot dead in Osusu Aba on Friday as they were on a procession across Aba.
Some of the residents said the group was protesting peacefully without disturbance.
An eyewitness, Chinomso Aka, said the group was protesting continued detention of the group leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday when the incident happened.
Meanwhile, Bala said, “On March 31, 2023 around 11:45am, policemen in show of force within Aba metropolis came under attack by proscribed IPOB/ESN members.
“They were armed with petrol bombs, machetes, battle axes and other dangerous weapons.
“The attack was repelled by the police operatives with minimal casualties while majority of the hoodlums scampered for safety.
“However, normalcy has returned in the area.”
The Command, therefore, warned any person or group intending to scuttle the relative peace enjoyed in the state to rethink such an idea.
Frank Nweke Jr. Casts Vote, Addresses Reports Of Violence By PDP In Enugu
Frank Nweke Jr has cast his vote in Ozalla and addressed newsmen immediately after, citing reports of violence and voter intimidation by the People’s Democratic Party in many parts of Enugu State.
He also revealed that an APGA House of Assembly candidate was attacked and almost killed this morning in Udenu and the five polling units cordoned off by men in security outfits.
Enugu2023: APC Collapses Structure For APGA, Burns Brooms And Party Artefacts
Members of the All Progressives Congress in Ozzi Edem, Nsukka Local Government Area, have collapsed their structure, vowing to redirect their energy into ensuring the victory of Frank Nweke Jr as the next Governor of Enugu State.
Addressing the community at Afor Ozzi market, the former ward chairman of now defunct All Progressives Congress in Ozzi Edem ward, Hon. Mathew Enete said that their decision was based on the premises that APGA is their own party. They vowed to prove this at the polls on March 11.
The declaration was followed by the burning of brooms and other party artefacts.
In his address, Nweke thanked the Edem people for the warm welcome they accorded him and for aligning with APGA’s core philosophy of shared prosperity – being one’s brothers and sister’s keeper where nobody is left behind.
Nweke assured the people of his commitment to rehabilitate the major road that led to the Edem community, which has remained in terrible condition for decades.
He vowed to ensure that all outstanding pensions are paid and further guarantee the timely and regular payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees.
Nweke therefore urged the people to vote massively for him and other APGA candidates for the State House of Assembly on March 11, so that with his emergence as Governor, he will fulfil his promises to the good people of Enugu State.
He concluded by welcoming the former members of the All Progressives Congress to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, stating that he was confident that God would grant their request for good leadership.