Thursday, 18 April, 2024


Sen Ubah condemns gruesome murder of YPP ward chairman in Anambra

From Ifeoma Ejiofor

The Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Sen Ifeanyi Ubah has condemned in strong terms, the gruesome murder of Chief Joseph Ezenwegbu (Joe Mohale), the YPP chairman of Nanka ward 1 in Orumba North LGA of Anambra state.

Sen Ubah’s reaction to the killing of the YPP ward chairman was contained in a statement signed by Hon. Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, Head of Media and Strategic Communications to the senator.

“This is not the Anambra we know. This has shown the desperation of some political players in Anambra, and this is a dangerous trend that must be nipped in the bud as a matter of urgency by bringing the perpetrators to book.

“We condemn in strong terms this unfortunate incident, which, if not checked, will assume another dimension. It’s also uncalled for that anyone would threaten Hon. Princess Chinwe Nnabuife, the honourable member representing Orumba North and South Federal Constituency, and the Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate for the rerun election in the Federal Constituency.

“It would be recalled that the Appeal Court had ordered a re-run election in some parts of Nanka community in Orumba North and South Federal Constituency, following a petition filed challenging Hon. Nnabuife’s victory at the polls by a former occupant of the seat and the 2023 candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the same position, Hon. Okwudili Ezenwankwo.

“Hon. Nnabuife was declared winner of the election and sworn in after the 2023 General Election, while Hon. Ezenwankwo approached the court to declare him the winner. The question is, who is afraid of Hon.Princess Chinwe Nnabuife, and why the desperate resort to threat and gruesome killing?

“It’s unfortunate that those thugs who called the late Chief Joseph Ezenwegbu (popularly known as Joe Mohale) a saboteur while carrying out the dastardly act, are the real saboteurs of the Nanka people’s right to freedom of association, belief and the other basic tenets freely exercised in all democratic societies.” Sen Ubah stressed.

He said the gruesome killing has indeed drawn the state back to the dark days of thuggery and maiming witnessed in the era of the PDP in Anambra state, spanning from 1999-2006, which must not be allowed to resurface.

Sen Ubah also expressed his preparedness to take full responsibility for the burial, while also catering to the welfare of his immediate family.

The senator representing the Anambra South senatorial zone while condoling with the wife and family of the deceased called on the security agencies to ensure that those who committed the heinous crime against humanity as well as their sponsors are arrested to face the full weight of law.


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