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Women protest alleged assassination of Labour Party candidate

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Scores of women on Tuesday disrupted economic and social activities in the busy Sam Mbakwe International Airport Road and environs in Obiangwu, Ngor Opkala Local Council of Imo State.

They protested the gruesome murder of Andrew Ugwuezumba, the Labour Party candidate for the Imo House of Assembly in the April 11 polls. Unidentified gunmen, few days to the election, killed the late Ugwuezumba.

The women, carrying placards and banners, marched through the streets causing vehicular and human traffic gridlock for road users.

The late Ugwuezumba was said to be returning to the community late evening after consulting with his political associates when he was shot at close range. He died before he could be rushed to the hospital.

Clad in black attire, the protesters, who were largely members of the Women Wing of the Obiangwu Development Union (ODU), led by their President, Mrs. Rose Anyanwu, cried profusely, raining courses on the yet-to-be-identified masterminds of the killing.

They also accused the law enforcement agencies of planning to shield the killers, disclosing that, since the death of the politician, the community had been in painful mood.


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