Abuja - Groups of women in Taraba State have slammed some women in Abuja for threatening to strip naked if All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator, Aisha Hassaan, lost the re-run slated for the coming weekend.
Taraba Coalition of Women Groups (TCWG) Coordinator, Mairo Abdullahi, said the Abuja base women are citizens of Taraba state and do not represent their views.
“We read with a hint of derision and dismay a threat issued by some Abuja based jobless women that they would go naked if the APC candidate, Hajiya loses the re-run slated for April 25th. These women, if they really exist, cannot be citizens of Taraba state and do not represent the views of women here. We women of Taraba have unanimously endorsed the PDP candidate and have voted him in an election the same Aisha is plotting to cancel. We must resist her,” said Abdullahi.
The Taraba-based women group enjoined the Abuja base women group to seek the truth by interviewing women in the stated to know their stand.
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“They would be shocked what many of them think of Aisha. Fact is that Aisha is not the heroine her media handlers are trying to make her appear. And as a coalition of serious minded women, Aisha, in our view is actually a disgrace to the womenfolk of Taraba. Here is a woman whom we can’t say has inspired anyone in terms of matrimony or monetary deals. A serial divorcee, we wonder what she would be teaching our daughters. If she ever gets to Government House, Jalingo, clearly Nigeria would have gotten its first executive Red Light district! We know what we are talking about.”
Abdullahi said the women condemned the indecent use of feminism in this election by the APC candidate.
“It is an effective weapon for sympathy generation, especially outside the shores of Taraba. But we dare say that elections are not won on the basis of gender. They are won on the basis of raw votes from an election. Aisha is behaving as if she wants Taraban and indeed Nigerians to appoint rather than elect her a female governor.”
She also accused the governorship candidate of intimidation.
“Aisha is actually the one doing all the intimidation now. She is holding press conferences and practically blackmailing the PDP. She lied that the party rigged. She lied that the Acting Governor, Sani Abubakar Danladi, is fighting her. She lied that she has the majority of votes in the Southern zone. That is certainly not possible,” said Abdullahi.