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Again, gunmen attack Ebonyi APGA guber candidate – From Magnus Aluma/Abakaliki

The Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)  has condemned the serial attacks on the party’s  gubernatorial candidate in the upcoming March 11 election,  Prof. Bernard Ifeanyi Odoh.

A statement issued at the weekend by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Hon Chibuike Nwanchor, and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki, alleged that the attacks were masterminded by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

The statement called on the Inspector-Genetal of Police, the Ebonyi State Commissioner of police and other security agencies in the state, to immediately investigate the act and arrest the perpetrators.

It asked that APC in Ebonyi state should be called to order,  to avoid further breakdown of law and order, adding that election must not be won by violence.

It was  gathered that the latest attack on Odoh’s convoy at Okposi in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, which took the lives of his driver and a police officer attached to him, was the third in the series of attacks on the APGA guber candidate in the state.

According to the statement, “there were a clear evidence of the incident as their Sienna buses which were branded with the APC Governorship Candidate, Hon. Francis Nwifuru, were captured by our cameras, with video clips of the ugly incident.”

It also called on the people of the state to be wary of possible plot by the APC and the Ebonyi State Government, to throw the state into chaos, adding that the ruling party is already jittery over possible defeat in the forthcoming election.

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“We wish to call Ebonyi APC to order as the party has become jittery over their impending loss in the forthcoming elections and has decided to use the instrument of violence to truncate the elections.

 “It is not up to two weeks after they ambushed Prof. Odoh, fired to kill him but succeeded in killing his driver and one other security personnel attached to him while others sustained various degrees of injuries,” he lamented.

Hon. Nwanchor emphasized APGA in Ebonyi State is law-abiding, and believes in the rights of the people to freely choose their leaders democratically, without fear of any form of molestation

In August last year, Odoh’s campaign team was attacked shortly after a rally at Iboko, in the Izzi Local Government Area, while a similar incident also took place early this year, in the Ishielu Local Government Area of the state.





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