The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Ezza North local government area, Peter Nweke has died as a result of injuries he sustained from attacks by hoodlums suspected to be political thugs on Saturday during the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
Police spokesperson, Onome Onovwakpoyeya on Sunday confirmed that Nweke was beaten up and rushed to the hospital unconscious where he was later pronounced death by a doctor.
Onome also stated that the Police have launched an investigation into the death with a view to arresting and prosecuting anyone responsible.
Peter Nweke’s younger brother, Samson Nweke, also confirmed the death. He said the thugs wielding AK-47 riffles invaded his polling unit booth 10, Ogboji ward, Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State where he was beaten to coma..
According to him, the thugs came on two motorcycles and surrounded him, his brother and others.
Samson revealed that the late Peter Nweke had warned him to be careful as he had received intelligence that the two of them had been marked for elimination.
“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”
“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.