Anambra: APGA Sacks Women Leader For Supporting LP in 2023 Election

Mrs. Favour Nworah, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, women’s leader of the Ebenebe neighborhood in the Awka South Local Government Area, has reportedly been fired for backing the Labour Party during the previous election.

Last month, Nworah was fired from her position as the Women President-General of the Ebenebe Town Union, Women Wing (ETU WW), because to allegations that she frequently attended Labour Party events and wore their vest.

Women have rushed to the streets to protest the dismissal and demand that she be reinstated.

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The demonstrators were headed by Mrs. Florence Nnatu, who charged that some community leaders were complicit in the situation that has divided the women. The protest was held in the village over the weekend.

“We are calling on our community leaders, our husbands, who have hand in this crisis that is dividing their wives to remove their hands from it,” Nnatu said.

While speaking with journalists, the fired Nworah acknowledged supporting a Labour Party candidate for a place in the House of Assembly.

She said: “I supported LP and the House of Assembly candidate, Onwuje, because he is my husband and always by my side. APGA candidate never called me even once, talk more of coming to me as his woman PG, even though I am from the same ward as him.

“I remain an APGA member, and I worked for APGA and Soludo during the 2021 governorship elections. I couldn’t sleep because I know what I did for APGA and Soludo. I used my money, my products, my strength and time for my party APGA to make sure soludo won. I visited all the wards in Awka north to make sure women votes count.”

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The Anambra State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ify Obinabo, reportedly replaced Nworah with a new women’s leader named Mrs. Josephine Okafor.

Obinabo, however, was unable to confirm if Nworah had been fired for her support of the Labour Party with our correspondent. When contacted via phone, she declined to comment on the situation.

Nworah was purported to have been elected in 2019 for a four-year term, and she had not yet served out her entire tenure when she was ousted.


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