Mrs. Favour Nworah, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, women’s leader of the Ebenebe neighbourhood in the Awka South Local Government Area, has reportedly been fired for backing the Labour Party during the past election.
Last month, Nworah was fired from her position as the Women President-General of the Ebenebe Town Union, Women Wing (ETU WW), due to allegations that she frequently attended Labour Party rallies and wore their vest.
Women have taken to the streets to protest the dismissal and demand that she be reinstated.
The protesters were led by Mrs. Florence Nnatu, who charged that some community leaders were complicit in the crisis that has divided the women. The protest was held in the community over the weekend.
“We are calling on our community leaders, our husbands, who have hand in this crisis that is dividing their wives to remove their hands from it,” Nnatu said.
The sacked Nworah, while speaking with journalists, admitted to having supported a candidate of the Labour Party for House of Assembly position.
She said: “I supported LP and the House of Assembly candidate, Onwuje, because he is my husband and always by my side. APGA candidate never called me even once, talk more of coming to me as his woman PG, even though I am from the same ward as him.
“I remain an APGA member, and I worked for APGA and Soludo during the 2021 governorship elections. I couldn’t sleep because I know what I did for APGA and Soludo. I used my money, my products, my strength and time for my party APGA to make sure soludo won. I visited all the wards in Awka north to make sure women votes count.”
DAILY POST gathered that a new women’s leader, Mrs Josephine Okafor, has been appointed in place of Nworah by the Anambra State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ify Obinabo.
Obinabo, however, could not speak to our correspondent on whether Nworah was indeed removed for supporting the Labour Party. She declined to comment on the matter when reached on the phone.
Nworah was said to have been elected in 2019 for a four-year term, and was yet to complete her term before she was removed from office.