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Imo PDP chairman assassinated

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze Area, Ezinihitte Mbaise Council Area, Imo State, Smith Chiedoziem Anyanwu, has been killed.

The party's Director of New Media, Lancelot Obiaku, confirmed the incident to journalists in Owerri, the state capital.

Obiaku said: “It is true that the incident occurred.”

He, however, did not discuss the circumstances surrounding the killing of the PDP branch chairman.

According to Vanguard, eyewitnesses said: “He was murdered in front of his wife. The attackers were two in number and rode on a motorcycle. Upon arrival, they met his wife and asked her about her husband. As soon as they saw and identified him, they fired several shots at him and only left when they confirmed that he had breathed his last.

“The killing of the ward chairman has shaken both the PDP family and his community to the core. After the technical knockout the party suffered in the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state, his assassination could not have been more depressing.

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“However, an unnamed party woman recently threatened to harm him. Since the last governorship election in Imo.”

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