Obi thumbs up judiciary over release of ‘MASSOB women’

By Valentine Amanze

The former Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended the judiciary for the release of the 107 women held over their protest on issues they considered as injurious to the rights of man in the society.

  Obi, who frowned at the women being labeled  “MASSOB Miscreants”,  said that such label was only a cover to justify their arrest.

  Obi advised that the women should be seen simply  as “Nigerian women who protested over what they saw, rightly or wrongly, as an  aberration.”

  The former governor further said  their protest should be seen as  “the expression of their rights within a civilized society.”

  Lamenting the state of the nation, Obi said that Nigeria had been raped by successive governments, stressing, “if not for the insane complacency of Nigerians, the country would have been witnessing daily protest over one wrong or the other.”

  Commending Nigerians for their patience, the former governor advised Nigerian leaders to make extra efforts to restore the glory of the country to avoid similar  protests in future.

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