‘PDP May Sue APC for Slanderous Comments on Enugu LG Polls’

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Igboeze South State Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Elochukwu Ugwueze, has disclosed that PDP would go to court to seek redress if the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to undermine its reputation in the state. 

The APC had claimed that the Enugu State commissioner for transport, Mr. Vitus Okechi, had led some youths who physically assaulted their party’s former gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Okey Ezea, during the November 4, 2017, local council elections in the state. 

 

But the PDP had refuted the allegation, noting that the APC was simply trying to contrive a controversy to discredit the PDP’s victory in all the 17 councils and 260 wards contested in the local government elections.

“We the PDP stakeholders hereby reiterate our resolve to have recourse to a court of law if Mr. Ezea and his cohorts do not desist from the unwarranted act of defamation against any of her members,” Hon. Ugwueze said.

The Enugu State chairman of APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, had a few days after the November 4 council elections held a press conference where he told journalists that Hon. Okechi ordered the attack on Ezea after he (Ezea) insisted that result sheets must be presented before the commencement of voting in one of the polling units in Igboeze South Local Government Area. 

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