Monday, July 29, 2019
PDP women group chides Gov Ihedioha over assault on Okorocha's daughter
- The recent alleged assault by Imo state government officials on Mrs Uloma Nwosu continues to generate reactions
- Mrs Nwosu is the daughter of the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha
- She is also the wife of the Action Alliance governorship candidate in the state, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu
A group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state has condemned the alleged assault by Imo state government officials on Mrs Uloma Nwosu recently.
The group, Imo PDP Women Liberators, issued a 72 hours ultimatum to Governor Emeka Ihedioha, asking him to tender a public apology for the harassment meted on Mrs Nwosu. Mrs Nwosu is is the daughter of the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha and wife of the Action Alliance governorship candidate in the state, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
A viral video which surfaced on the internet had shown an official of the state government hitting the senator's daughter while the officials carried out a raid on a property said to be owned by the Okorocha's family.
Speaking on behalf of the group, the convener, Lolo Adiela Uzoma, expressed disappointment with the action of the Imo government officials, lamenting that such action has the tendency of portraying the PDP in bad light before Nigerians. She said: “Nothing has so ridiculed the image of our party than the molestation meted on one of Imo's brightest female stars, Mrs.
Uloma Nwosu, by an aide of our governor, and the leader of our party in this state. We wish to first of all distance ourselves and all PDP women in Imo state from such action.
“We are the nucleus of PDP in this state, as we hold the power button of the party. We wish to clearly state our disappointment with the governor for his silence over this regrettable abuse on women by his agents. “Even though Uloma Nwosu is not a member of our party, the PDP Women Liberators is built on the vision of promoting the party as gender friendly and sensitive and we categorically condemn any action that portrays our party otherwise.
“We hereby demand that the governor; 1. Tenders an unreserved public apology to Mrs. Uloma Nwosu and her family within 72 hours of this publication. 2. Bring to book, everyone involved in this abuse of women. 3. Takes steps to ensure that such abuse on women is stopped forthwith.”
The group also tendered an apology to Mrs. Nwosu, while noting that she is an Amazon of grace and enterprise.