PDP Aspirant lead thugs to attack Party Chieftain, for not emerging as Ad-hoc delegate


By News View

One of the aspirants in Oshimili North Constituency, for the Delta State House of Assembly seat, Ekitu Kenneth Agbomah, has allegedly led thugs to attack the State Assistant Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Egbuche, following his failure to emerge as one of the Ad-hoc delegates in his Ebu Ward.

Delta PDP

Agbomah, who was arrested and detained at the Police Criminal Investigation Department in the Asaba headquarters of the Police Command, had allegedly boasted at the Illah Divisional Police Station that, “In politics he can kill anybody and nothing will happen”.

He was nominated as an Ad-hoc delegate but lost the contest during the 5 man Electoral College voting exercise, where he polled only two votes, against three which automatically disqualified him.

Agbomah who alleged that his name was removed as Ebu Ward 2 Adhoc delegate, purportedly mobilized some youths in Ebu, Oshimili North Local Government Area, who attacked and almost blinded Uche Egbuche, whom he presumed, must have removed his name from the Ebu ward 2 Adhoc delegate list.

According to the victim who said he would seek redress from the court of law for the unwarranted assault, “Following the directive from the Party leaders, a meeting was held at the PDP Ward Chairman’s house, where Etiku Agbomah was nominated just like others, but lost at the voting by the Party’s 5-man Electoral College, by polling two votes against three.

“After the Electoral College voting, I was leaving in my vehicle, when he and his boys blocked my vehicle on the road and started dragging and pulling me out of my vehicle.

Assaulted Hon Uche Egbuche at Illah Police Station

“However, since I had my seat belt on, it became difficult to pull me out and his younger brother used a bamboo stick to poke and stab my face almost blinding my eyes”, he added.

Our reporter reliably gathered that being an aspirant does not guarantee qualification as an automatic delegate, since several other aspirants for the Oshimili North Assembly seat from other Wards were not also Ad-hoc delegates.

Other aspirants jostling for the same seat in Oshimili North Local Government Area that are not elected as Ad-hoc delegates include, Frank Esenwah from Illah Ward, Okereke Emeka from Okpanam and Enyi Doris Mokobia, the Kpakpando of Akuku-igbo kingdom, amongst others.