A meeting conveyed by the members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, Enugu State, has been attacked by suspected political thugs.
The attack happened in Isu Community, in Isi-Uzo Local Government as the members of the ruling party in the state gathered for a ward meeting.
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga is from Isi-Uzo Local Government.
Eyewitnesses to Akelicious that the hoodlums attacked the ward meeting on Thursday afternoon at Isu community.
“We were at the meeting when thugs numbering over seven arrived at the venue and started destroying everything in the meeting venue,” one of the witnesses that gave his name as Mr. Goddy Agbo said.
Everyone ran away, the SA to the Governor, Hon. Ikenna and others ran away leaving his car. The thugs began to destroy Hon. Ogbodo’s vehicle.”
Akelicious gathered that three members of the gang have been arrested by the police.
In his reaction, a chieftain of the party from the area who doesn’t want his name in print because the party is yet to react officially, said the attack is one of the numerous acts of Intimidation meted on the supporters of PDP in Isi-Uzo Local Government.
“We’ve been suffering this for the past three months but we can’t be cowed into supporting a candidate who doesn’t fit into our definition of a credible candidate. The party responsible for this is the same people that has been crying foul and accusing people of plotting to truncate the electoral process.
“Its very obvious that they’re ready for violence and I hope the security agents will rise to the occasion and save us from these hoodlums because we can’t be intimidated to the point of not coming out to vote.”