The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, women’s leader of the Ebenebe community in Awka South Local Government Area, Mrs Favour Nworah, has been reportedly sacked for supporting Labour Party in the last election.
Nworah was sacked as the Women President-General of Ebenebe Town Union, Women Wing (ETU WW), last month, on the allegation that she appeared severally at Labour Party rallies and also wore their vest.
The sack has sparked protest in the community as women have taken to the streets, calling for her reinstatement.
In a protest staged in the community at the weekend, Mrs Florence Nnatu, who led the protesters, accused some community leaders of having a hand in the crisis that has caused division among the women.
“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.
The sacked Nworah, while speaking with journalists, admitted to having supported a candidate of the Labour Party for House of Assembly position.
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.”
Newspot gathered that a new women’s leader, Mrs Josephine Okafor, has been appointed in place of Nworah by the Anambra State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ify Obinabo.
Obinabo, however, could not speak to our correspondent on whether Nworah was indeed removed for supporting the Labour Party. She declined to comment on the matter when reached on the phone.
Nworah was said to have been elected in 2019 for a four-year term, and was yet to complete her term before she was removed from office.