ASSAULT: PROTESTING WOMEN CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF PDP LG CANDIDATE

Written by on January 13, 2021

HUNDREDSOF WOMEN FROM UBULU-UKU IN ANIOCHA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE, MONDAY STORMED THE STATE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABA IN PROTEST AGAINST THE FLAG BEARER OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, PDP IN THE MARCH 6 LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ELECTION, JUDE CHUKWUNWIKE FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A 68-YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER, MRS PATRICIA ODIAKA.

THE WOMEN, UNDER THE AEGIS OF CONCERNED WOMEN OF ANIOCHA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, WHO BESIEGED THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE GATE AT ABOUT 11:30 AM, TOLD THE PDP TO WITHDRAW ITS CHAIRMANSHIP FLAG FROM CHUKWUNWIKE.

CARRYING PLACARDS WITH VARIOUS INSCRIPTIONS, THE PROTESTERS IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA, CALLED FOR THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF COUNCIL CHAIRMANSHIP CANDIDATE, MR JUDE CHUKWUNWIKE OVER THE ALLEGED ATTACK ON THE 68-YEAR OLD.

THEY ALLEGED THAT MRS ODIAKA WAS SLAPPED SEVERAL TIMES, WHICH MADE TO COLLAPSE AND WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN AGBOR WHERE SHE WAS REPORTEDLY REVIVED.


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