Two women groups, Ladies of Grace and Agape Sisters, have threatened to protest naked in solidarity with the Taraba APC female governorship candidate, Senator Aisha Alhassan, on the April 25 rescheduled date for the state governorship election.
The Coordinator of Agape Sisters, Mrs Jean Onuh, issued the threat in Abuja on Friday while briefing newsmen ahead of the run-off election.
She said that the women planned the action to express their dismay over Alhassan’s alleged intimidation by her PDP opponents and some unnamed officials of the Independent Electoral commission (INEC).
According to her, Alhassan represents the interest of Nigerian women in the Taraba governorship poll holding on April 25.
Onuh said: “We will mobilise hundreds of thousands of Nigerian women to protest nude on April 25, if any official behaves funny.
“We would have remained quiet and very neutral but for our disadvantaged background and the clamour to sustain the goals set for Nigerian women in the post-Beijing Conference.
“We dare warn of adverse consequences should the establishment known as the Taraba Cabal insists on intimidating a female contestant in the race.’’
Onuh, therefore, urged registered voters in the state, especially women, to ignore any form of intimidation and come out to vote for the APC candidate.
It would be recalled that INEC declared the April 11 gubernatorial elections in Taraba State inconclusive and ordered a re-run in Bali and Donga Local Government Areas.