Sepbember 18, 2017 – Traffic Jam In Owerri As Imo Women Wearing Aso Ebi Hold Solidarity March For Governor Okorocha’s 55th Birthday
Motorists were grounded today in Imo State capital when thousands of women from across the state embarked on a solidarity march to celebrate the 55 birthday anniversary of the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The elegantly dressed women who displayed placards with various inscriptions such as, ‘we thank God for the gift of Owelle’, ‘Owelle is a gift to humanity’, ‘Imo women celebrate the people’s Governor’, ‘Hurray our icon is 55’, ‘Imo women celebrate a selfless icon’ and ‘join us celebrate the architect of the new Imo’, among others, marched through major streets in the capital, chanting solidarity songs.
The solidarity march caused traffic gridlock especially along Wetheral, Okigwe and Mbaise road for several hours, while security agents and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), battled to control vehicular movements.
Those who participated in the procession were market women, beneficiaries of the state Free Education programme and female professionals from various disciplines who lauded the Imo governor for initiating projects and policies that have impacted positively on socio-economic status of women in the state.