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Nwoye clarifies Police, DSS’ invasion of APC secretariat in Enugu

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Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, yesterday, explained that he invited the Police and the Department of State Security Service (DSS), to take over the party secretariat to avert violence and bloodshed.

He told journalists in Enugu that he invited the Police and DSS to the secretariat to avert loss of life, following reports that thugs, who disrupted the party’s meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, planned to attack the office again.

Nwoye, who said no fewer than two police patrol teams occupied the secretariat and restricted movement of persons around the area since Tuesday, added that the thugs were working for some disgruntled politicians, who joined the APC from another political party.

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He stated that he was concerned about the development and would not want the personal interest of any politician to lead to the shedding of blood in the state, stressing: “The youths don’t deserve to die under any guise because the politicians’ children are not part of those they are engaging.”

Speaking further, he said: “The police was invited to ensure that there is no vandalism and loss of life in the office, and so, they are doing the work they are supposed to do.

“For someone at my level, I can’t watch lawlessness become the order of the day, thus, I reported the plan to the DSS and the Police because of the information available to us, and so, the report of police sealing our office is false.”

Nwoye maintained that the plot by some politicians to stain his hands with blood close to the end of his tenure as chairman of the party would not work.

“Nobody’s ambition is worth the life of anyone, young or old in Enugu, because the state is a peaceful place,” he stressed.

No fewer than 100 thugs invaded and disrupted a meeting of the party on Tuesday, where some members were suspended for their alleged role in the production of fictitious names as elected ward executives of the party.

The thugs had seized cameras of Television Continental (TVC) and Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), reporters who were covering the meeting, but were later recovered on the intervention of DSS officials.

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