Saturday, 17 September 2016

Edo Prostitution: APC, PDP Women In War Of Words In Edo

Word of Prostitution: APC, PDP Women In War Of Words In Edo

The woman leader in Edo APC Dr. (Mrs.) Aisosa Amadasun, yesterday, blamed the over 10 years of bad leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the mass movement of women from the state to overseas to seek for greener pastures and engaging prostitution in the process.

She said the misfortune was brought to the state and it’s people due to the bad leadership of the PDP while it presided over the affairs of the state, adding that the PDP’s administration brought untold hardship and destruction to the state, which in turn, forced many of the young women to travel abroad in search of white collar job, while others engaged in prostitution. Dr Aisosa stated this at a press conference in Benin the state capital.

She reiterated her support for the wife of the APC governorship candidate in the September 28 election, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, who blamed the reported prostitution by Edo women in Europe on the misgovernance of the PDP administration in the state for the past 10 years. She said, “PDP destroyed the fabric of our society and that was what forced a lot of our young women into traveling abroad in search of greener pastures, while some ended up in prostitution.”

But in reaction, former Executive Director, Poverty Alleviation and Women Mobilisation in the state, Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Igbafe said, “Sequel to our demand for an apology from Mrs. Betsy Obaseki for alleging that the PDP government forced Edo women to flee abroad for prostitution, what we got was further insult from saying Mrs. Amadasun said “what Mrs. Obaseki said was the truth about the PDP’s administration”.

Igbafe wondered why Mrs. Obaseki is refusing to apologise to women even after her agents have confirmed that she, indeed, called Edo women prostitutes. She also said, “September 28 is our date with history in Edo State. On that day, the people of our dear state would troop out to reject a dictatorship known for telling his people to “go and die”.

They would reject a candidate, whose wife refers to Edo women as prostitutes. They would reject a political party, whose so-called woman leader would denigrate hard working women of our state as prostitutes.

They would reject double taxation of innocent people. They would reject persistent unwarranted insults of Edo men and women who worked hard to earn their income and high status in life. Yes, enough is enough,” she stated.