At 11:25am yesterday, I was at refinery road close to the mall at warri, Delta state. I was to attend a business meeting, and was in haste, just when I got to refinery road, it was blocked with sticks and palm fronds and women were seen gathered, protesting that they havent had power supply for more than a week, and they need power else no vehicle would be able to convey persons and goods from one place to the other.
These women have refused to give in to the situation and are also tired of it, and they protest for their right. Most of these women complained that they don’t owe light bills, the transformer has no fault and yet they are been denied their right to enjoy power supply.
According to one of the protesting ladies “we have met with the king and he gave us a go ahead to protest, and we would protest continually until our need has been met”.
Drivers tried convincing these women to let them pass through, some even tried to force their vehicles through the crowd but were threatened to be beaten if such action should be repeated.
Their protest caused several persons to arrive late at their destinations, miss opportunities and got some sacked. They are protesting for power supply, the lack of power supply has not caused just them to suffer but also others who aren’t suffering from it
, from Benin, Asaba, Osubi…… to suffer because of the protest.
The needs of these people should be met. They haven’t had light for past a week at ALEGBO but came to protest at refinery road. This is extending and it would worsen if their needs are not met.