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#NigeriaDecides2023: Battered Ebonyi PDP Chairman Declared Dead

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The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the death of a battered Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in the Ezza North local government area of the state, Peter Nweke.

Naija News understands that Nweke was attacked by suspected political thugs at his polling unit booth 10, Ogboji ward, Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State during Governorship and State Assembly elections.

It was gathered that the thugs wielding AK-47 riffles came on two motorcycles and surrounded his polling unit and battered him till he was in a comma.

This online news platform learnt that the PDP Chieftain was rushed to the hospital unconscious following the attack.

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However, Nweke who sustained several injuries from the attackers was confirmed dead on Sunday (today) by the Police spokesperson in the state of Onome Onovwakpoyeya.

Onovwakpoyeya disclosed that he was pronounced dead by a doctor at the hospital where he was rushed to yesterday.

The police spokesperson noted that an investigation into his death has commenced with a view to arresting and prosecuting anyone responsible.

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Similarly, Nweke’s brother identified as Samson Nweke also confirmed the death of his brother to The Nation on Sunday saying Peter is Dead.

According to him, “Two weeks ago, bro Peter came to visit 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.

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“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.”