Written By Ifeoma Igboanugo, Ojiego Emmanuel, Ezike Onyeka, Sylvester Okafor and Nonso Okonkwo
There was mild drama at the venue of a town hall meeting today at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) where the Anambra State Governor’s wife, Mrs. Ebele Obiano was supposed to have a chat with students of the institution.
The event which began cordially turned into a rowdy session which made the First Lady to storm out of the ETF hall, venue of the meeting as she could no longer withstand the commotion.
Trouble began when the Governor’s wife unfolded her plans to assist some students as part of her Non Governmental Organization’s (NGO’s) activities but selection of which students will benefit from the gesture caused a rowdy session.
As the governor’s wife requested for the first batch of students to give some funds to assist in their education, it was alleged that all the students to benefit from the assistance were from one faculty. This angered other students who began to sing “we no go gree” protest songs to the dismay of the Governor’s wife, even when she attempted to do a proper selection of students by herself.
Gradually, some students began to approach the area where the NGO funds for assistance were kept, right in front of the governor’s wife, leading to a rowdy, uncontrollable atmosphere in the hall. The governor’s wife left the hall as the students could not be calmed down.
The meeting with students was part of the re-election efforts of the Governor’s campaign organization, though the event at COOU ended up on a sour note.