A civil tight activist and the founder, Women For Change Initiative and Equity, Lady Jane Ogbauta has described Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia state as dead, saying women must do something to put the government of the state on its toes.
Ogbauta who had recently led a protest in Aba comprising women from various parts of Abia said no amount of Intimidation can deter her and other women.
In a chat with ABN TV on Sunday, she vowed to mobilise no fewer than 10,000 women after the expiration of the 100 she gave the Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to a street protest in Aba.
The activist stated that the protest was as a result of worsening situation of infrastructure in Aba especially roads, saying if nothing is done between and this time next year, things could deteriorate further.
“What motivated that protest was that one of my women died July this year. She was in labour so by the time they would bring her out where she lives in Ngwa road, she was already bleeding and later gave up.
“There is no road in Aba. Ohanku Road, there is no road, Ngwa Road, there is no road, Obohia Road, there is no road, Port Harcourt Road, Faulks Road even the one that leads to Teaching Hospital, that one is death trap. There is no road there” she declared.
Ogbauta while admitting to have supported APC in the last election in the state denied allegations that she and her group are being sponsored to cause disability in the state.
While insisting that women are being affected more in the deteriorating state of infrastructure in the state, she dared Ikpeazu and Abia government to wait for the expiration of the 100 days ultimatum she had earlier issued.
Ogbauta, a businesswoman maintained that unless the government fixes the collapsed roads in Aba and environs, no going back on the slated protest.
ABN TV reports that Abia State government had recently made efforts to effect palliative works on the affected roads around Aba and Umuahia through the launch of zero pothole.
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