PDP guber candidate mourns slain party chieftain, tasks police to arrest killers
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ebonyi State, Ifeanyi Odii, has paid a condolence visit to the family of one of the party’s chieftains, Ozoemena Nkwuda, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen.
Nkwuda, a father of three, was killed during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
The deceased was a cousin to the Director General of the Campaign Council of PDP in the state, Chief Austin Edeze. The 42-year-old Nkwuda was murdered by suspected political thugs in Ndiogbu-Ndieze, Inyimagu, in Izzi Council of Ebonyi State, on the day the presidential and National Assembly polls were conducted.
Odii, represented by his running mate, Igwe Nwagu, described the deceased as a man of peace. He urged the family to be strong and uphold their late father’s principles of peace and love.
He said it’s sad that a young man of Nkwuda’s age should die, leaving his wife and three children behind. He tasked security agencies to fish out his killers within the shortest possible time.
Responding, the Senator representing Ebonyi North District, Sam Egwu, called on the deceased’s family to take heart and prayed God to accept his soul. Egwu expressed confidence that those involved in the killing would be brought to book.
Earlier in his remark, the PDP campaign Director General, Igwe Edeze, who led the party’s delegation to Nkwuda’s family, condemned the heinous crime.The deceased’s elder brother, Anthony Nkwuda, thanked the PDP team for showing respect to his late younger brother.