A group that operates under the aegis of Ladies for Change Movement has called on President Bola Tinubu and all well-meaning Nigerians to call to order some Abia All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftains to stop further gender discrimination and campaign of calumny against the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon (Barr) Nkiru Onyejiocha.
A release made available by the Abia State Chapter coordinator of the organisation, Lady Precious David, said the group will no longer tolerate further defamation of the character of Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha by the few biased individuals, who are not comfortable with her rising political profile, and feels she is doing far better than them politically.
According to Lady Precious, the Honourable Minister has not committed any offense to warrant such malicious intent to defame her character, describing her as a beautiful, intelligent, resilient, resourceful and focused woman, who believes in her visions and dreams. She said few myopic individuals believe that a woman doesn’t deserve to have aspirations, dreams, vision and ambition.
“The Honourable Minister of States for Labour and Employment Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha we know has no connection with Labour Party, LP, for whatsoever reason, she is too busy discharging her duties as honourable minister and can never associate herself with such malicious allegations.”
“Her only offence is that she is a woman and to her opponents to be a good woman you must remain visionless, you should not DARE to dream of aspiring for anything, in fact your work starts from the kitchen and ends in the other room.”
“She is been treated unjustly, unequally and, disadvantageously because she is a WOMAN!
It’s unfortunate that some of our brothers from Abia APC that supposed to be her support system are the brain behind the defamation of her character. They are not happy about her political growth hence they gang up to pull her down.”
“What our honourable minister is passing through is GENDER DISCRIMINATION and this discrimination is often rooted in preconceived, false societal and personal notions about who a woman is, how she should look, and the things she should do etc”.
“These selected individuals are trying by all means to create a hostile environment for our honourable minister and their actions are against several federal and state laws.
The organisation is calling on all women in Abia State and Nigeria at large to stand up for their gender and put a stop to the inhumane treatment towards one of us, a woman should have a VOICE.
Ladies For Change Movement is also appealing to President Tinubu to call this individuals to order, they should allow the honourable minister to focus on her duties as Honourable Minister” the coordinator concludes.