The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Peter Nweke is dead.
Nweke’s is said to have died from injuries sustained from an attack by hoodlums suspected to be political thugs during the Gubernatorial and Assembly elections on Saturday.
The Police spokesperson in Ebonyi, Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday.
According to Onovwakpoyeya, Nweke was beaten up and rushed to the hospital unconscious where he was later pronounced dead by a doctor.
She further disclosed that the Police has launched an investigation into incidents leading up to the party Chieftain’s death, with a view to arresting and prosecuting those responsible.
Also confirming the death, Samson Nweke, a human rights activist and younger brother to Peter, said he was beaten to a coma by thugs.
He said the thugs wielding AK-47 rifles invaded his polling unit booth 10, Ogboji ward, Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State and surrounded his brother.
He added that an unnamed political party in the state was responsible for his late brother’s death. He further revealed that late Peter Nweke had warned him to be careful as he had received intelligence that the two of them have been marked for elimination.
“Two weeks ago, bro Peter came visiting me in Abakaliki. I wasn’t in the house but he met my wife. He told my wife to tell me that I should be very careful.
“He said that a certain political party had enlisted some persons from our community for elimination on or before the election date. He said he is number one on the list, I am number two and three other persons”
“Today, it happened to us. While I luckily survived it, my brother could not. They killed him at my polling unit.
“I wish today never came. Oh! How I wish there was never a date called 18th March, 2023. Bro Peter wouldn’t have died. A young man so full of life and promise,” he lamented.