PDP to suspend campaign over attack on Ugochinyere’s home

CUPP spokesman Ikenga Ugochinyere

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo says it will suspend election campaign over the attack on the home of Ikenga Ugochinyere its House of Representatives candidate for Ideato North/South.

This is contained in a statement by Ray Emeana, the party’s state secretary in Abuja on Tuesday.

Mr Emeana said the campaign would be suspended for one week, adding that the party had also resolved to stage a protest over the attack on the candidate’s hometown in Akokwa, Imo.

He alleged that on January 14, motorcades conveying gunmen, arsonists stormed the residence of Mr Ugochinyere where four persons were allegedly killed including his uncle.

Ugochinyere is also the spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).

Emeana said that for the one-week mourning, the party’s flags would fly at half mast while enjoining all party faithful to wear black armbands.

He said protest against the killing would take place on January 18 at 10 am, while calling on candidates to come with 10 leaders from each Local Government Area.