- APC accuses the Enugu state commissioner for transport, Vitus Okechi, of being behind the alleged kidnap of one of its members
- The commissioner absolves himself of culpability in the alleged kidnap
Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president says he is currently a member of the APC
The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the police to arrest and prosecute those behind the alleged kidnap of its 2015 governorship candidate, Okey Ezea.
The party accused the commissioner for transport, Vitus Okechi, and the vice chairman-elect of Igboeze south local government area, Sunday Ajogwu of being behind the kidnap, The Nation reports.
The state APC chairman, Ben Nwoye, told reporters that Ezea was allegedly beaten to a pulp and kidnapped before he was rescued by the police.
He alleged that the duo carried out the alleged attack on its member on the behalf of the PDP.
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Nwoye complained that the police had failed to arrest and prosecute those behind the said attack despite Ezea’s statement at the divisional police headquarters in Igboeze south local government area.
However, the commissioner for transport absolved himself of culpability in the alleged kidnap.
He said Ezea was attacked by suspected thugs he brought to the election venue over possible disagreement on financial settlement.
On his part, the police spokesman SP Ebere Amaraizu, assured Ezea that the culprits behind the attack would be brought to justice, if he had lodged a complaint with the police.
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, on Friday, November 17, declared that he is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress.
According to a report, Abubakar made this known through Paul Ibe, his median aide, when the Concerned Citizens For Atiku (CCA) paid him a visit.
The former president insisted that he belongs to the APC after a group called on him to return to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ibe said people are free to express themselves as enshrined in the country’s constitution.
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