On Wednesday, women of Idumuje-Ugboko community of Delta State took to the street to protest against Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko.
The women were seen with placards bearing different inscriptions while marching to the Delta State Government House, Asaba, to air their grievances.
According to Sahara reporters, they accused the former lawmaker of oppressing the indigenes of the land and incarcerating their husbands, relatives, and sons.
The protester who is under the umbrella of Concerned Women of Idumeje-Ugboko, Delta also alleged that Ned Nwoko forcefully took over several hectares of land belonging to the people of the community.
Going further, the women noted that the local government council is working for Nwoko “legitimizing illegality through the issuance of customary rights of occupancy on lands under customary dispute and legal litigation”.
In a petition to the Governor of Delta State, the protesting women of the community alleged Ned forcefully disposed farmers of their ancestral land for commercial use.
The petition reads,
“We consider it in the worst interest of the state and humanity to destroy food and cash crop farms and replace them with a golf course while leaving the owners with no alternative but a transition from being landlords to at best, tenants.”
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