The meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) at its local office in Uruagu, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra state was invaded by gunmen who shot dead a member of the party, identified as Somadina Oforma, while some others were also injured.
Penpushing reports that, the Governorship Candidate of the party in the state, Andy Uba while reacting to the sad development alleged that the attack and killing was politically motivated, and called on the incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano to check the increasing insecurity in the state ahead of the November 6 governorship election.
‘The killing is an obviously politically-motivated murder, one too many to count. We recall that, on July 31, 2021, at Oba, Idemili South LGA, unknown gunmen, operating in similar fashion, accosted and killed Mr Cosmas Eze, our party’s acting Assistant Secretary for the local government area,” Uba stated.
“The seemingly targeted attack on the APC members was to go a notch higher, when on Saturday, September 10, 2021, the traditional ruler of Ekpunando in Anambra East LGA, Igwe Alex Edozieuno, and his driver, Chukwuemeka, were waylaid and killed’, he added.
“Whilst not imputing any direct motive to these attacks, we are, however, constrained to observe that our party, the APC, has borne the brunt of majority of them, leaving us to wonder when political contest in Anambra degenerated to the point of opposition party members living in fear’.
“We, therefore, call on Governor Obiano, as the Chief Security Officer of the state, and other law enforcement agencies, including the police, the Department of State Security, DSS, and the Civil Defence Corps, to urgently take steps to halt the growing reign of terror in our state’.
“For starters, Governor Obiano must rein in his party men and women who take recourse to a campaign of hate, by selling the false and misleading narrative that the APC is a Fulani party”, Uba said
Penpushing further reports that, the Amabra State Police Command Public Relations Officer Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the police have launched an investigation into it.
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