By Success Uzokwe
ABUJA – NIGERIAN women have condemned assassination attempt on the embattled Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, describing the act as ‘callous and a total violation of her right to live’.
The National President, National Council of Women Societies, NCWS, Mrs. Nkechi Mba, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja, adding that the threat on the minister’s life shows that some desperate persons want to tarnish her image for giving the aviation sector a facelift.
Mba restated women’s plea to the federal government to consider the good works she has done in the sector by tampering justice with mercy, stating however that women will not take it likely if anything happens to the minister.
“Women are not happy with all that is happening and we will not take it likely if anything happens to the minister. We have been pleading that justice be tampered with mercy yet they are threatening and attempting to kill her.
“She has done well in the aviation sector by achieving what has not been achieved in aviation before she +assumed office yet some Nigerians are not happy. This clearly shows that those threatening her life are only after her downfall and drastic measures should be taken to stop this evil act, and perpetrators be brought to book,” she stressed.
The NCWS president further condemned reports going round on social media and in some blogs that, the said assassination attempt was a calculated plan to divert attention from the controversy surrounding the purchase of the two bullet proof cars at #250 million, so as to draw sympathy from Nigerians, saying this is ‘totally false’.
“I think we should all verify the truth before jumping into insubstantial conclusions. It is somebody’s life that is involved here yet some selfish persons are playing pranks with it. How can anybody want to deceive others of an attempt on her life? I urge security agencies to do all it can to fish out the perpetrators of this ungodly act,” she said