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I am not an IBB woman, Says Commissioner for Women Affairs

Posted by The Port Harcourt Telegraph on 2005/01/09 | Views: 421 |

I am not an IBB woman, Says Commissioner for Women Affairs


Imo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Gertrude Oduka has denied being a member of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida's Nigerian Project, aimed at installing the retired military president as civilian president in 2007.

Imo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Gertrude Oduka has denied being a member of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida's Nigerian Project, aimed at installing the retired military president as civilian president in 2007.

In a chat with newsmen in Owerri, she described her so - called election as woman leader of the project in Imo State as a hoax, adding that she does not know what the project is all about, and has never sent anybody to represent her or called anybody to that effect on phone.

The former People's Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader in the state who early this month was honoured by Awala autonomous community by making her a distinguished daughter due to her contributions to the development of Ideator South Local Government Area where Awala Community belongs, in particular, and Imo State in general, believed she had in the past handled women very well and carved a niche for herself which was why her name was used, perhaps for cheap publicity.

On the nation's presidency in 2007, Mrs. Oduka said the state had been clamouring for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction so, the issue of joining IBB's Nigerian Project "does not arise", adding that Governor Udenwa "has carried Imo women to enviable height and it will be bad to dump him now".

"Udenwa has tried for us. We support him for presidency. We feel Udenwa should be a match for IBB's Project 2007", She cleared.

The commissioner pleaded that an Udenwa Project should not elude Nigerians because she had implicit confidence in him, arguing that if Nigerians were looking for the next president outside the South East Zone it meant that they did not know what they were looking for.

She reiterated that her position as commissioner for women affairs and social development in the state was too enormous and would be difficult for her to combine it with any other.

She concluded by saying that her next political agenda would be unveiled after 2007.

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