Women in Anambra, South-eastern part of Nigeria today, 16th of August, 2016 came out en masse to protest against the government of People’s Democratic Party chieftain, Willie Obiano.
All seem not to be actually well in the acclaimed ‘Paradise state’ – Anambra as a mammoth crowd of women and widows stormed the popular commercial area of Onitsha to protest against the extreme hardship faced in the state as a result of the governance of Governor Willie Obiano.
According to reports, the people have been pushed to the wall by the hardship of double taxation which has closed down businesses and made the people despondent since the emergence of Obiano.
A social media user who took picture of some of the bitterly protesting women said:
“More than 10,000 poor women, which includes widows have taken over Onitsha in a protest over the plight of the poor in the hands of Obiano govt.
“These women are protesting the severe hardship they are going through since Obiano came into power which saw their businesses closed through over taxation, double taxation, as well as the activities of Obiano revenue task force who clamp down on these poor women, beat them, assault them, seize their wares and in some cases destroy their shops”
“Right now, APGA Interactive Forum at Onitsha said, these protesters are right now at Okpoko Junction moving towards Upper Iweka”