Onyeagocha Condemns Assassination Attempt On Ikenga


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Imo East Senatorial District, Uche Onyeagocha has condemned Saturday’s invasion, armed attack and assassination attempt on the life of the party’s House of Representatives candidate for Ideato federal constituency, Imo Ugochinyere Ikenga.

Ugochinyere, who is also the Spokesperson for Coalition of United Political Parties was reportedly attacked at his residence in Umukegwu Akokwa in Ideato Imo State.

The armed gunmen who carried out the attack killed his uncle, police orderlies and set his residence ablaze.

Onyeaocha described the attack as ‘an unprovoked and scurrilous act’ which is a call for anarchy and a vicious attack on democracy and the people of Ideato nation and Imo State at large. 

In a statement issued by his media aide, Macdonald Enwere, Onyeagocha said; “We are indeed alarmed and particularly dismayed on the progression of sponsored terrorism and brazen act of war against opposing voices in the state, and wish to condemn without any reservations such act which has unfortunately become a serious threat to our democracy.

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“However, we are appalled by the continued declaration of hostilities and unleashing of terror on the opposition candidates in the state which has indeed assumed an alarming and unfortunate progression.

“We therefore, call on Imolites to rise and resist any attempt to foist a fascist regime in the state or put the people under a state of apprehension.

Onyeagocha commiserated with Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere over the unfortunate murder of his uncle and police orderlies in the crossfire gun duel and called on the federal government to swiftly intervene by unraveling those behind the dastardly act.


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