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Peter wh a UPP delegate narrated that the problem started when some delegates drafted across the 21 LGAs of the state challenged a compromised delegate list for the election.
Quoting CFRmagazine.com, Some of the delegates claimed their names were missing from the list which triggered a protest that attracted the men of the Nigeria police who fired teargas to disperse them. A ward chairman from Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi local government identified as Uwakwe Mmaduabukwu collapsed immediately and died. All efforts to revive him proved abortive. Many others were reportedly injured.
“UPP primaries turns bloody as Uwakwe Maduabuchi, the ward chairman of Owerre Ezukala ward 1 is confirmed dead as a result of police brutality.
“This ward chairman was protesting the shortchanging of his ward executives by the National leadership of the party.
“I don’t know what else to say. Tears is all over my eyes as the crop of slow old men that parade as leaders in Igboland are not only shameless, they’re are evil and money gluttons,” Mr Okolidoh said.
Few hours ago, one of the major candidates of the party, Hon. Chudi Ofodile withdrew from the race. He made this known through his social media accounts without further details.
“I have withdrawn from the UPP governorship race,” he wrote.