Aspirant abducted, PDP’s office razed ahead of Enugu LG’s polls

Kenneth Ofoma

ENUGU

 

 

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he local government’s election scheduled to take place in Enugu State on 28th February, 2020 has ignited crisis in Nsukka local government area of the state leading to an alleged abduction of a chairmanship aspirant and burning down of Nsukka office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is also coming on the heels of another chairmanship aspirant under the platform of PDP, Mr. Agbo Amos Amadi, dragging the party to court, following an alleged refusal of the party to sell nomination form to him.

The chairmanship hopeful is seeking the party’s ticket for Nsukka council area.

Meanwhile, the Enugu State command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed that gunmen attacked a PDP chairmanship aspirant in the state, Mr. Chineme Onyeke.

 

The confirmation was made at the weekend by the new Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Daniel Ndukwe Ekea, an Assistant Supermarket of Police (ASP).

Although Ndukwe did not provide further details on the incident, he said the command would release a press statement today.

Onyeke, an aspirant for Nsukka local government area chairmanship seat, was reportedly attacked in Ehalunoma town within the Nsukka council area.

 

The incident happened at about 2p.m. on Saturday.

He was in the company of his personal assistant, Mr. Uche Ozioko, when the gunmen struck.

Ozioko, however, narrowly escaped but his boss had not been seen since the attack.

Onyeke’s terrified aide, who spoke with our correspondent from the police station, said they came out of Ehalumona Parish House and were heading for Opi Junction in a RAV4 jeep when he noticed a black coloured Peugeot car with tinted glass was trailing them.

He said they were heading to Opi and dropped on the way to greet a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Pat Asadu at Ehalumona.

 

Ozioko, who was driving the RAV4 said as soon as they continued their journey, the Peugeot 406 car started accelerating towards them and he increased the speed of their vehicle.

He said: “I was telling my boss that I was suspicious of the intention of those in the Peugeot car but he said there was nothing to be afraid of as he had no issue with anybody.

 

“But suddenly, they double-crossed us and started shooting. I opened my door and dashed into the bush and Chineme also opened his door and ran into the bush. I noticed the gunmen chasing after him. By God’s grace I escaped

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