The Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin launched an empowerment package for widows in the state.
Mr. Dan Orbih, the state Chairman of the party, confirmed this on December 3, 2013, Tuesday. He said the programme was designed to cushion the effect of Edo government’s “harsh” policies on widows and the people.
He said the initiative became necessary because of the actions and decisions of “some public officials”.
The PDP chairman donated N50,000 in addition to N1 million already raised for the programme in the state.
The money was presented to the Oredo women leader of the party, Mrs. Pat West Erhabor, for disbursement to more than 50 widows who were present at the event.
Mrs. Erhabor also collected N250,000 on behalf of Mrs. Joy Ifijeh, the widow who was reprimanded for trading on walk way by the Governor of Edo state Adams Oshiomhole.
It is curious to see how the two parties battle for the minds of the potential voters in the state…