UGHELLI – SS Peter and Paul, Saint Theresa’s Catholic Women Organization, CWO and God’s Delight Gospel Assembly, aka Free Indeed, Udu local government area were on Sunday lamenting, frowning and unhappy as the Senator Representing Delta Central at the National Assembly, Barr. Ovie Omo-Agege, tried to buy their votes with a token of N20,000 , all in the name of empowerment.
Most of the women invited jealously refused to be bought with such token as an empowerment. The SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church Auditorium was empty because majority of the women invited simply refused to honor the PVC buying, says they we not sell their conscience again.
According to an eye witness , “she said most of the Catholic women are teachers, headmistress and retired nurse” not traders nor widows, that the total number of women present were not more than 50 women and they decide to write the names of some women twice.
One of the supposed beneficiaries, who refused to participate describe the scheme as mortgaging her right and that of her children’s future. That ( N20,000 ), Cannot mortgage her future, ” tell me! what will I do with such lean amount of money , those money belongs to everyone with in Delta Central not some selected Catholic women leaders, I do not need the money, there are aged mothers, widows and women who are children have no good job, those are the kind of people that needs to be mortgaged with such amount. Not me a retired head mistress.
“The essence of this empowerment is to encourage the women who are into petty trading but have no much money to put into it, rather buy some of the goods credit with promise to pay back but with this N20,000 given to them, they can now get their goods, sell and make their little gains.
” Am so ashamed of Omo-Agege giving women and youths N20, 000 as an empowerment. That is an insult to urhobo people. Of what use is such amount of money to vulnerables how much more market women. That over the past three years he has been seen given N20,000 each to 6,000 petty traders in 20 markets but this Sunday, l have to extend the programme to churches by empowering over 50 women to boost their working capital as my contribution to humanity playing politics with our lives, it must stop.