The Ladies for Change Movement are calling on President Tinubu and all well meaning Nigerians to please caution some “Abia APC Men” to stop further gender discrimination that causes prejudice, stereotyping and defamation of character on their Honourable Minister Hon, Barr. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (Ph.D) which leads to experiences of gender inequality and restrictions.
In a release signed by Precious David on behalf of the Ladies For Change Movement, Abia State Chapter, the organisation stated that they will no longer tolerate any further defamation of character on Hon. Barr. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha by few biased individuals who think she is doing far better than them politically.
The release pointed out that he Honourable Minister has not committed any offence to warrant such malicious intent to defame her character, adding that she is a beautiful, intelligent, resilient, resourceful and focused woman who believes in her visions and dreams.
The Organization further stated that these myopic individuals believe that a woman doesn’t deserve to have aspirations, dreams and visions, stressing that the Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha Ph.D, has no connection with Labour Party for whatsoever reason, adding that she is too busy discharging her duties as an honourable minister and can never associate herself with such malicious allegations.
The statement reads, “Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha’s 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, infact your work starts from the kitchen and ends in the other room.
“She is being treated unjustly,unequally and disadvantageously because she is a WOMAN!”
“It’s unfortunate that some of our brothers from Abia APC that are supposed to be her support system are the brains behind the defamation of 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 pre-conceived, false societal and personal notions about who a woman is, how she “should” look, 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, however called on all women in Abia State and Nigeria at large to stand up for their gender and put a stop to inhumanity towards one of them, as a woman should have a VOICE.
Ladies For Change Movement also appealed to President Tinubu to call these selected individuals to order, warning them to allow the honourable minister to focus on her duties.