Tuesday, 20 September 2011
ABIA GANG RAPE! Abia State Governors Wife Speaks
oblivious of the current scandalous news making the rounds; alleging a
rape case of a young woman and a student of Abia State University by FIVE
The Office of Her Excellency, wishes to make it categorically clear that
available report from the leadership of the University said that there was
no such inglorious act and ugly incident in the institution.
His Excellency, Chief T. A. Orji, the Executive Governor of Abia State has
investigated and refuted the allegation. However, we appeal that the
victim should help by giving a lead to enable government bring
perpetrators to book.
Her Excellency has been at the forefront of championing the course of
womanhood and promoting the Girl Child Education, Kicking against Child
trafficking and Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy and Child Labour, and would
therefore stop at nothing to bring the perpetrators to face the long arm
of the law if allegation if found to be true even if happened outside the
The report as a matter of necessity, justice and fair play should be
substantiated with facts in the interest of our society.
Mrs Mercy Odochi Orji
Wife of the Governor,
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped-up charge of treasonable offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua People’s Congress.
Ogundamisi currently shuttles between his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self-empowerment. He is the convener of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and community and social empowerment.
He graduated with a B.SC in Political Science from University of Jos. The Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Ogun State University and Masters in International Relations from the London Metropolitan University. He is a volunteer campaigns fellow for the German human rights group IMRV Bremen.
Ogundamisi was appointed by the UK government as a board member of the United Kingdom Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) a position he held for 3 years. Ogundamisi is very active on the social media, with his commentary blog "The Canary" under the twitter handle @ogundamisi and he writes sporadic independent op-ed articles for major Nigerian media outlets.
Ogundamisi is the host of the diaspora community socio political programme “PolitricsWithKO” on Europe’s first ethnic oriented television Channel BEN-TV broadcasting on BSKYB 238 and Startime Africa/Freeview Channel 244.