2023: Ebonyi APC Cries Out Over Killings Of Party Supporters *PDP, APGA Fingered
By Adaeze Onuora, Abakaliki
The Directorate of Information of Divine Mandate Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State has lamented over the killings of party supporters in the state.
In a statement issued Monday in Abakaliki by the Director of the Directorate and Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji , accused the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of being masterminds the killings of the APC supporters in Ishielu, Ohaozara and other local government areas in the state.
Orji alleged that many APC supporters have been killed across the state and urged security agents to fish out the perpetrators, and to bring Justice in favor of those killed.
In his statement, he said;
“We have a case of attack at Ezzagu Community in Ishielu LGA on the 18/02/2023 during the APC political rally where gunmen made their way to the venue and started shooting sporadically, leading to the death of Mr Emeka Nwausulor Enyiukpo and two others who were seriously injured by their gunshot, Mr Chinedu Abel Anyalagu and Mr Orugbala Chukwudi.
“Also on the 22nd of February, 2023, there was another attack at Ohofia and Agba in Ezekoma Development Centre of Ishielu Local Government Area, where one Mr Monday Idoko and Festus were also shot dead by unknown gunmen.
“Just yesterday, March 12, 2023, an APC member and Councilor of Achara Ward 2 in Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area, Hon. Ogbonnaya Ugwu (SPACO) was gruesomely murdered and set ablaze in his car.
“There was also an attack on the Commander of Neighborhood Watch, Mr Dickson Solomon on the same Saturday wherein rains of bullets were thrown at him and God rescued him as he tells his ordeals.
“We also heard of the ugly incident that happened a night before the presidential election at the same Court Area wherein another known Supporter of APC was gunned down.
“One would be left to conclude that the targets are APC Supporters and unsuspecting members of the public. These are instances of recent cases of an unprovoked attack by criminal elements who do not want a peaceful election in the state.
“We strongly call on security agencies to please rise to their duties and work on the available information and bring to justice all the persons who are directly or indirectly involved in this needless attack on our people no matter how highly placed they are or the political party of their affiliation.” Directorate said.