The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze Ward, Ezinihitte Mbaise council area, Imo State, Smith Chiedoziem Anyanwu, has been murdered.
The party’s director of New Media, Lancelot Obiaku, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Owerri, the state capital.
Obiaku said, “It is true that the incident happened.”
He, however, did not speak on the circumstances surrounding the murder of the PDP ward chairman.
According to Vanguard, eyewitnesses said, “He was killed in the presence of his wife. The assailants were two in number, and rode on a motorbike. On arrival, they met his wife and asked her for her husband. As soon as they sighted, and identified him, they fired several shots at him and left only when they confirmed he had taken his last breath.
“The Ward Chairman’s murder has shaken both the PDP family and his community to their very foundation. Coming on the heels of the technical knockout the Party suffered in the November 11, 2023 Governorship election in the State, his murder couldn’t have been more depressing.
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“However, an unnamed Party woman has recently threatened to harm him. Since after the last governorship election in Imo.”
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