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Gunmen Strike, Attack Labour Party Meeting


Sep 5, 2022

Gunmen suspected to be hoodlums have attacked members of the Labour party (LP) in Aninri and Awgu local government areas of the Enugu state during their monthly Ward meetings.

According to reports, the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon with some members of the party wounded, while cars were vandalized.

Confirming the reports, LP governorship candidate, Hon Chijioke Edeoga, told SaharaReporters that nobody was killed in the attack, although some people sustained various types of injuries while their cars, chairs and canopies were destroyed.

Edeoga said he received a report of gunmen suspected to be political thugs attacking their members during their monthly meetings at Aninri ward and Awgu ward 1, and destroyed chairs, cars, canopy and wounded some people.

He said, “Nobody was killed but some people were wounded and cars vandalised.

“I was told that the gunmen chased away our members and shot indiscriminately, causing panic. Chairs and canopies were destroyed, cars of members packed were also vandalised.”

Meanwhile, efforts to get the state police command’s reaction on the incident were unsuccessful as the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, reportedly could not pick his calls or respond to text message.

Labour Party Reveals Why Peter Obi Met With Nigerians Abroad

Meanwhile, Labour Party (LP) has debunked reports making the rounds that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was seeking foreign funding for his campaigns.

Naija News reports that some Nigerians have slammed Peter Obi for touring foreign countries to meet Nigerians in the diaspora and the setting up of a controversial committee by the LP.

Clarifying the issues in a telephone interview with Vanguard on Saturday, the National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Oluwafemi, described the speculations that the party was equally seeking foreign funding for its activities as part of the antics of political opponents, who were intimidated by the rising profile of the Labour Party and its presidential candidate.

This article was originally published on Naija News