Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has raised the alarm over what it allege to be “the recent political killings in the state.”
In a press statement the party said: “Our Attention has been drawn to the recent political killings in the state. On 26 December, 2020 an Ebonyi Youth from Onueke Ezza South was murdered in his compound till today the security agencies in the state has done nothing.
“The State Government that was saddled with the responsibility to protect the life’s and properties of it’s citizens has equally done nothing but rather threatening the opposition parties in the state. If I should ask must we have one party system in the state but not possible in a democratic system. The Governor has exhibited that He’s not a true democrat.
“Just this afternoon(Wednesday, December 30th, 2020) at the Ohaozara West Development Center, one of the Governor’s aides(name withheld) masterminded the killing of Mr Chinonso Aja from Umuorji Amenu Uburu all in the name of supporting the Governor’s recent defection to All Progressive Congress(APC).
“It has come to our full knowledge that the Development Center Coordinators in the state are now the Chief Thugs of the state government to unleash mayhem in their various communities while the security agencies fold their arms and do nothing.
“We are hereby calling on all the state security agencies and the state government to live up to their responsibility and bring culprits to book.
“As a political party, we must ensure that the the people are protected irrespective of their party affiliation because that’s the primary aim of governance and the reason we were voted as Peoples Democratic Party which is still the people’s party.
“We call for an urgent end to this political killings, threats, violence and intimidation going on the state as we are brothers and sisters before politics.
“The Commissioner of Police is being watched to see if this killer will go scot free as usual or the law will take it’s full course by ensuring that the killer is brought to book according to law.
“The People’s Democratic Party will follow this case closely to ensure that justice is done for the 19 years old deceased.”