The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in Enugu State, Mr Frank Nweke Jr, weekend, condemned the attack on the convoy of the guber candidate of the party in Ebonyi State, Prof Ben Odoh.
Nweke stated this while reacting to the incident.
He said, “I condemn the attack on Professor Ben Odoh’s convoy that led to the death of his driver and the disappearance of five persons. My heart goes out to the entire team, the bereaved family and the families of the missing persons.
“I charge the security operatives to do all that is possible to fish out the perpetrators and ensure that they are duly punished. I am reliably informed that this is the sixth attack on Professor Odoh’s campaign.
“This is dangerous and unacceptable. We must deter more violent actions for the remaining part of this election season. Our people deserve better than a mandate tainted with blood.
“To the initiators of these dastardly acts, I reiterate that no ambition is worth the life of any human being. We have a legal system for seeking redress and a democratic process that gives every contender equal opportunity to persuade the public of their candidacy.
“We must desist from barbaric actions as a way of obtaining power and political positions.
“We must remain committed to an issues-based campaign. I consider this a form of respect to our electorate who are currently confronted with challenges that are too serious to be sidelined or compounded by propaganda, calumny and violence.”
Our correspodent reports that Odoh was allegedly attacked on Thursday near Rest House, Okpoto community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
He was attacked on his way to commission a campaign office in the area.