Two non-governmental organisations, Ladies of Grace and Agape Sisters, have threatened to protest nude on April 25 if the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the Taraba is intimidated.
Aisha Alhassan, aka Mama Taraba, is the only female contestant in the state’s governorship election. If she wins, she would become the first elected female governor in Nigeria.
The coordinator of Agape Sisters, Jean Onuh, issued the groups’ threat in Abuja on Friday when she briefed journalists on the Taraba run-off election.
Mrs. Onuh said Mrs. Alhassan represented the interest of Nigerian women in the Taraba governorship poll holding on April 25.
She alleged that Mrs. Alhassan was being intimidated by her opponents and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“We would have remained quiet and very neutral but for our disadvantaged background and the clamour to sustain the goals set for Nigerian women in the post Beijing Conference,” Mrs. Onuh said.
“We dare warn of adverse consequences should the establishment known as the Taraba cabal insist on intimidating a female contestant in the race. We will mobilise hundreds of thousands of Nigerian women to protest nude on April 25, if any official behaves funny.”
She called on all involved in the Taraba poll to remain neutral and urged registered voters, especially women, to ignore all kinds of intimidation and come out to vote for Mrs. Alhassan.