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Two injured in Delta as PDP tackles APC on violence against members


Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that suspected hoodlums of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Central Senatorial district attacked their members.

The party said one person each from both parties was injured and presently receiving treatment, a development that was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Andrew Aniamaka, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).
State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Ifeanyi Osuoza, disclosed this in a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday in Asaba.

“Our attention has been drawn to unprovoked violence, harassment, intimidation, and brutalisation of peaceful, law-abiding Delta people who are performing their civic responsibilities of campaigning for their party ahead of the general elections.“We have particularly noted with great concern, the deliberate and unbridled attacks on our members, especially in Abraka, Uvwie and Ughelli/Orogun axis, by persons suspected to be agents and loyalists of two prominent political figures, who incidentally belong to the APC,” the statement reads.

He also decried the arrests and incarceration of party members by law enforcement agents, stressing that Delta PDP was aware of the confusion and fragmentation in the opposition party. “We strongly believe that the fear of defeat has prompted those who are believed to be untouchable warlords and arrogant, uncontrollable dictators in their domains, to unleash terror and brutality on innocent Delta people.

“We are, therefore, disturbed by the acts of provocation on our members and we call on law enforcement agencies to live up to their responsibilities by keeping the peace security of lives and property,” the statement added.Responding, Aniamaka confirmed the incident, saying, “Two persons were wounded and were receiving treatment for injuries sustained during the fracas between the two parties.”

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