By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/
LAGOS– THIS is certainly not the best of time for the Kogi born aspiring Politician vying for the Kogi Central Senatorial District under the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan as angry Delta wives converged recently, to condemn her N10 billion or marriage blackmail to her husband, Chief Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan; saying such was a disgrace to womanhood.
The women led by the popular Mrs. Ejiro Onoriode recorded their grievances in a video while reading from a typed text noted that Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan had shown that she was incapable of representing women folks with her threat action which was exposed by her lawyer’s letter; adding that they were pitching their tent with Chief Uduaghan’s ex-wife, Alero.
The text titled, Uduaghan: Natasha Akpoti not fit to represent Nigerian women read by Ejiro Onoriode and made available to CrimeWorld magazine online said, they were pained that their daughter, Mrs. Alero Uduaghan who married her husband as a virgin was forced out of the marriage through the blackmail letter from Natasha Akpoti who they say had children from different men.
The text reads in full:”We have been following the buzz, particularly on social media, around how a female politician from Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, blackmailed someone who is supposed to be a son of the soil in Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, into marrying her.
For us, this would not even have been a problem because marriage, whether forced or natural, is a contract between two adults and however a man walks into it is nobody’s business. But because this has to do with deliberate injustice against a woman of virtue, who is a daughter of this land, we cannot fold our hands and watch this slide.
In a document, titled: ‘In The Matter of Breach of Promise Of Marriage, Poisoning, Foeticide, Inducing Loss Of Amenities, Assault, Causing Financial Loss And Indebtedness To Natasha Akpoti,’ which leaked to the press a few days ago, Natasha Akpoti had, before she finally made Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan marry her, accused him of so many crimes, including even poisoning and foeticide. From this document that we have seen, which close family members have verified, it can be easily established that our daughter, Alero Uduaghan, who comes from an outstanding background, and reportedly met her husband as a virgin, was, in a very cruel way, forced out of her matrimonial home by another woman who, from reports, has children in controversial circumstances from three different men in a ‘one child per husband’ scenario.
For fear of her life and the humiliation surrounding the occurrence, the bona-fide owner of the Emmanuel Uduaghan home has left the house. But we the women of virtue in Delta State would want the world to call out Natasha Akpoti and ask her what her kind of character is doing in politics. We have women of substance everywhere in Nigeria who can represent the interest of our women in places of authority. Not one who has caused pain, mental illness and unthinkable pain to fellow women, as evidenced by this letter from her solicitors.
Continuing, the visibly angry women added, “We have evidences of threats she issued to both Alero and her father before she finally blackmailed Uduaghan into succumbing, how she tortured her with fabricated lies, videos and all. Until she is able to prove that she did not instruct a lawyer to write this letter, no woman or any Nigerian should take anything Natasha says seriously. We are hereby issuing her a warning to retrace her steps and not completely destroy a family foundation that was built on trust. If our sister and daughter cannot fight for herself, we will tell Natasha that you don’t poke your finger into the eye of a Delta woman and go scot-free. The God of the virtuous will fight the battle.
When we talk of women representation in politics, we are talking of representation by women of virtue, not the likes of Natasha who would go to any length of blackmail to get what does not belong to them, as exposed by her lawyers’ letter. We call on well meaning women to rise up to the defence of Alero Uduaghan and her children. We have, on our own, raised an army of Delta women, at home and abroad, for consistent fasting and prayer, mentoring and all, until the wrongs are made right.”