Gunmen kill PDP ward chairman in Imo


By Kamsi Anayo

Mr Smith Chiedoziem Anyanwu, Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party for Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze ward in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state has been killed by gunmen

It was gathered that the unfortunate incident happened last week Thursday

Anyanwu’s death was confirmed to newmen in Owerri, on Friday by the party’s Director of New Media, Lancelot Obiaku.

According to Obiaku, Anyanwu was killed in the presence of his wife.

While speaking on the incident, Obiaku said, “It is true that the incident happened

“He was killed in the presence of his wife. Eyewitnesses said the assailants were two in number, and rode on a motorbike. On arrival, they met his wife and asked about her husband.

“As soon as they sighted, and identified him, they fired several shots at him and left only when they confirmed he had taken his last breath.”

“The Ward Chairman’s murder has shaken both the PDP family and his community to their very foundation. Coming on the heels of the technical knockout the Party suffered in the Nov. 11 Governorship election in the state, his murder couldn’t have been more depressing.

”However, an unnamed Party woman has recently threatened to harm him since after the last governorship election in Imo,” Obiaku said.

Meanwhile, Imo State police command is yet to issue a statement in respect to the development.


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