Enugu Governorship hopeful, Ike Ekweremadu has condemned the attack on his supporters at a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ndeaboh in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State at the weekend.
The Ex-Deputy Senate President called on security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the evil act were brought to book.
In a statement by his media adviser, Mr Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu disclosed that the incident left many of his supporters critically injured including members representing the Aninri State Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly.
According to Ekweremadu: “I received with utmost sadness the news of the violence that marred the expanded stakeholders meeting of the Peoples Democratic, PDP, in Aninri LGA at the weekend, as well as the brutal attack on my supporters and associates at the said meeting.
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“The attack, which left many, including the member representing Aninri State Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedu Okwu, critically injured and hospitalised, is at variance with the peace-loving nature of Aninri. Therefore, I condemn in strongest terms this attempt to stoke fire and political violence in our LGA.”
While urging his supporters to remain calm and law-abiding, the lawmaker added: “Meanwhile, my sympathies go to Hon. Chinedu Okwu and many others who sustained various degrees of life-threatening injuries during this act of political brigandage,”