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Regional News of Tuesday, 6 September 2022


We are not deterred - Obidients react to attacks on Labour Party office in Enugu

The reports that filtered the news cycle about an attack on supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi have been confirmed by Labour Party governorship candidate, Hon Chijioke Edeoga.

Recall, we broke the story about an attack on Obidients by political thugs at the Labour Party office in Awgu local government area of Enugu state on Sunday, September 4.

The 20 hoodlums who are yet to be identified were armed with guns and machetes.

The attack that happened at 6 pm left more than 17 persons injured.

According to eyewitnesses, many people were wounded as the gunmen opened gunfire on the unsuspecting party members.

A source quoted in the report said: “They came to the venue of the meeting in two buses and just when we were about to close the meeting, they started shooting into the air.

“While those who had guns were shooting into the air, others who had clubs and machetes, descended on us and wounded many people.”

It was reported that one member, who entered her car to answer a phone call, escaped death miraculously as they shot directly at her car.

According to Sahara Reporters, the Labour Party governorship candidate, Hon Chijioke Edeoga, confirmed the attack on the party members.

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.

Labour Party chairman confirms attack on members The chairman of the party in the council area, Ikechukwu Igwebuike, told Premium Times: “They just stormed the venue on three motorcycles and started firing. We believe strongly that this is the handiwork of the opposition party.”

Osueke Chinedu Kingsley wrote: Have they started now. Disgruntled and HYPOCRITICAL elements AFRAID OF Peter Obi's obvious emergence as president. We're not deterred from moving on.

OBIDIENT MOVEMENT is bigger than anyone and will continue to grow bigger and like wildfire because there's the hand of God in it. Peter Obi remains the people's choice and no Amount of antagonistic attack will stop it.

Saeed Zahraddeen Garba said: The problem of Igbo is Igbo. Obidients had successful mega rally in both north & south west but in East it start turning out to be anarchy. I blame no one but IPOB terrorists.

Emmanuel John comented: Wasting of time GOD hav already elect them! Jus few month to go everytin wil become story. Whatever dat happen from now till 2023 election wil NOTand can NOT change my MIND I rep obidient-yusuf movement.

Francis Ekpenyong said: We are not deterred because only ripped fruits attracts stones.

Kanu CJ commented: It quite unfortunate it happened from the opposition party, but they will never succeed because it my home town, we are obedient and datti no going back, when campaigned starts they will know that it not business as usual, we are obedient movement