Ex-Deputy Speaker harmed, vehicles consumed as hooligans attack PDP rally in Ebonyi
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi State, on Friday denounced the assault of previous Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dorothy Obasi, and numerous others that were given match cuts by hooligans at a battle rally that occurred at Afikpo South Local Government Area, the main residence of the gubernatorial applicant of the All Progressive Congress, APC,
The previous Minister of State for Health, Engr. Fedelis Nwankwo, made this known while instructions writers in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.
He regretted that numerous vehicles and other important properties that value a large number of naira having a place with PDP supporters were torched by hooligans.
He said “We are gathering more realities, yet all things considered, individuals were injured and vehicles were singed by hooligans of APC. We advised our supporters to be decent yet that doesn’t imply that if the security organizations neglects to ensure us, we can too ensure ourselves.
“It might be out of carelessness that the security organizations chose to look the other way and our kin were assaulted.
“As we were moving to Afikpo South yesterday, we got report that APC hooligans lead by no other individual than the gubernatorial applicant of APC, were actuating emergency and this compromises the tranquility of our crusade.
“By chance, this occurred close to the place of the gubernatorial competitor of APC. Well behaved nationals were attacked, beating and bothered by this APC hooligans. Wanton decimation of vehicles and different properties of PDP steadfast were burned to the ground. The previous Deputy Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Mrs. Obasi Dorothy, was struck and injured, and for what it’s worth, she is in the medical clinic getting treatment.
Nwankwo, who is the battle Director General to senator David Umahi, be that as it may, encouraged both the free National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security offices, not to enable themselves to be utilized as an instrument to fix the February 16 and March second Presidential and governorship race in the nation.
“We censure without reservation the vicious methodology that has been received by the APC in Ebonyi state to what ought to be a challenge of thoughts and not of sticks, stones, cutlasses and firearms.
“The rough decimation of publications over the state by APC hooligans, with specific fixation inside the Abakaliki capital domain involves monstrous worry to the older folks of this state.
“We caution that the incitements must end forthwith to abstain from diving our general public into superfluous condition of political agitation.
“It has for long been supposed that cast a ballot running into several thousands have just been apportioned to the APC gubernatorial competitor in Ebonyi state.
“It is likewise hypothesized that aftereffects of the prospective decisions will be composed either earlier or amid the races, along these lines disappointing the voters of Ebonyi state.
“We should issue a stern cautioning to both the free National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security offices that the execution of such appointive extortion will be met with all out opposition in Ebonyi state” he included.
Whenever reached, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State order, who talked through the PPRO, Dsp Odah Loveth, said the direction is yet to be informed on the supposed assault on PDP supporters at Afikpo South LGA, yet guaranteed that the direction will convey to book the culprits of the obnoxious demonstration.
In a quick response, the gubernatorial applicant of APC in Ebonyi state Senator Sunny Ogbuorji, who talked through his crusade chief general, Senator Anthony Agbo said PDP should behave in a deliberate way and should halt from coercing and threatening their supporters.
“I feel that PDP who has every one of the assets of government should act in a precise way as opposed to turning into shakedown and terrorizing of APC supporters in Ebonyi state” he expressed.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Mr Emeka Nworie ,was in the early hours of Saturday shot dead by gunmen in his residence at Ezzagu in the council area.
A source who pleaded anonymity said that the deceased died after he was shot several times by his assailants.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Chris Anyanwu, said that the assailants had approach the victim’s wife and demanded for money before shooting the husband.
The body has been deposited at undisclosed mortuary.
Also, another person in Ikwo local government Mike Ojon, was reported to have been killed by people suspected to be members of the opposition party.
Ojon was killed on Friday night at his Ikwo residence.
JAMB SPEAKS ON EXTENDING REGISTRATION
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB )has declared that there would not be an expansion of the enlistment for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
Director of Governing Board, , Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, said he doesn’t predict an expansion of enrollment past February 21 due date.
Ndukwe said this while observing the progressing enrollment of applicants in some Computer Based Test (CBT) Centers in Lagos on Friday,
Ndukwe further encouraged competitors intending to take the 2019 UTME to enlist now while there is no weight at the Centers.
“I don’t anticipate an expansion. We need to adhere to the date we have given to people in general. On the off chance that we begin currently pondering expansion, it doesn’t depict our reality.
“A portion of the spots we visited had numerous frameworks however few competitors. Let the competitors out there be aware of the examination dates. I don’t anticipate any augmentation of dates,” he said.