Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights, a civil rights movement, has uncovered a plan by the wife of a former governor of Lagos State and chairperson, senate committee on women affairs, Oluremi Tinubu to sponsor a protest against Senator Dino Melaye for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Abuja.
The organisation said she has released N75 million to Lagos State APC Woman Leader, Mrs. Kemi Nelson through one of her sisters simply identified as Funlola.
The national president of CDWR, Prof. Taibat Majekodunmi, made the revelation in a statement e-mailed to The Trent from Abuja on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Already, the protesters have stormed Abuja and have booked for 300 rooms in many hotels in Abuja.
“We have it on good authority that N75 million has been released by Senator Oluremi Tinubu to Mrs. Kemi Nelson through Mrs. Tinubu’s sister called Funlola,” Professor Majekodunmi said.
“The money is to organise a protest in Abuja on Wednesday against the chairman, senate committee on the federal capital territory (FCT), Dino Melaye, with 1,000 protesters from Lagos.
“The protesters have booked for 300 rooms in some in hotels in Abuja. Why did she not organise a protest against the hardship of Nigerian women and widows. As we speak, Alade market in Ogba area of Lagos has been destroyed and all the women rendered shopless. Oluremi Tinubu did not organise protest about that.
“Against the provisions of the constitution of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kemi Nelson doubles at the State APC Women leader in Lagos and also the zonal women leader of APC in the South West. This will show her greediness and why the Tinubu dynasty has taken over Lagos.
“Women were killed in Kano and Abuja and Mrs. Tinubu is the chairman, senate committee on women affairs. She did not organise protest over these killings. Mrs. Tinubu has not protested against the skyrocketed price of tomatoes in the market. In the same vein, kerosine is now over N200 per litre and she didn’t organised any protest to that effect.
“Instead, she has taken advantage of the prevailing poverty in the land to hire hungry women in the land to partake in an unproductive protest against Dino Melaye. Women like Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, Hajiya Gambosa Sawaba, Sarah Jubril, fought for woman race without attacking any man. Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu should emulate the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Indira Ghandhi, Benazir Bhutto and our own dear Dora Akunyili.
“You can imagine what N75 million will do in the lives of widows and hungry Nigerian women. We dare Mrs. Tinubu to go ahead with her planned N75 million protest in Abuja. We will also mobilise Nigerian women against this ostentatious display of wealth while the average Nigerian women wallow in abject poverty.”