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Election: PDP chairman dies after attack

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Ezza North local government area, Peter Nweke is dead.

He died from injuries he sustained from attacks by hoodlums suspected to be political thugs on Saturday during the Governorship and Assembly elections.

Police spokesperson, Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the death of Nweke on Sunday.

She said Nweke was beaten up and rushed to the hospital unconscious where he was later pronounced death by a doctor.

Onome said the Police has launched an investigation into the death with a view to arresting and prosecuting anyone responsible.

He had told The Nation on Saturday that his brother was beaten to coma by thugs.

Peter Nweke
Peter Nweke

He said the thugs wielding AK-47 riffles invaded his polling unit booth 10, Ogboji ward, Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State.


According to him, the thugs came in two Carter motorcycles and surrounded him, his brother and others.

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Samson Nweke, a Rights Activist, later confirmed in a statement that his brother, Peter is dead.

He revealed the late Peter Nweke had warned him to be careful as he had received intelligence that the two of them have been marked for elimination.

He said: “Two weeks ago, bro Peter came visiting me in Abakaliki. I wasn’t in the house but he met my wife. He told my wife to tell me that I should be very careful.

“He said that a certain political party had enlisted some persons from our community for elimination on or before the election date. He said he is number one on the list, I am number two and three other persons”

“Today, it happened to us. While I luckily survived it, my brother could not. They killed him at my polling unit.

“I wish today never came. Oh! How I wish there was never a date called 18th March, 2023. Bro Peter wouldn’t have died. A young man so full of life and promise,” he lamented.

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