Former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Ben Nwoye has alleged that the killing of two chieftains of the party on Tuesday was politically motivated.
He said that the meeting started when the sit-at-home directive of the IPOB elapsed, a sign that it was not an attack by the group.
“It was in the spirit of reconciliation and attempt to enthrone peace in Enugu APC that these young men and believers of true democracy lost their lives. They paid the supreme price. As I said, I am deeply saddened, because what happened on Tuesday would not have happened if we had not agreed to sit down and discuss to make peace.
“People say it was as a result of sit- at home, but I have a different view on that. I passed through the meeting location at about 6 pm that evening and shops were open; the Eke Otu market was open and vehicles were moving.
“Besides, the late Kelvin is not from that Obeagu ward 3, but as I was told, he was pressured to attend the meeting to show support. He arrived when the meeting had almost ended, and immediately he entered the venue, the gunmen surfaced and shot him dead at close range, while the other person died on the way to the hospital."
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