The victimization of the womenfolks is an age long battle that has been resolved at the Beijing Women Conference long ago, giving women more representation and a good percentage of inclusive participation in our shared prosperity government., therefore, any attempt to obliterate the women’s right must be vehemently resisted.
The new government of His Excellency, Hope Uzodinma, in his wisdom, honored the women affirmation agenda, and have included a sizable number of women in his government and also went further to carve out a ministry to advance and promote the course of the womenfolks, as he appointed Mrs Nkechi Ugwu, as the Commissioner of the new ministry, where she has been performing creditably.
With reference to the HORN NEWSPAPERS of Monday, 29 June, 2020 with the caption, “IMO Commissioner Dragged to Court over certificate”, was an ill-motivated attack based on gender against the Women Beijing Conference affirmative agenda, to victimize the Commissioner and get her demeaned.
The court summon was the handiwork of mischief makers, which anounts to willful blackmail against the woman and an attempt to enrichment themselves, through extortion.
My position is that, rather than resorting to this kind of blackmail, the originator, rather than demanding for the commissioner’s certificates, while not being the government that appointed her or the legislature that screened and confirmed her should allow the new government to settle down, without distraction and deliver good governance to the people of IMO State.
In conclusion, the case is more of witch hunting, blackmail and extortion from the honorable commissioner, which IMO State government is not taking lightly in the shared prosperity government and must be seen and dealt with appropriately, that enough of this distractions on the leadership of our dear State, to put a stop to these criminals and deal with them decisively
Dr Jude Akagbusum, is a top media practitioner, social commentator and public policy analyst based in Owerri and Lagos
Monday, June 29, 2020.