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Benue South Re-Run: Controversy over attack on party agent at Deputy Gov’s ward

There was controversy over the alleged attack on a party agent, Agbo Icha Emmanuel at Idabi Polling Booth, Otukpo.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, claimed that Agbo Icha was apprehended by youths in the area who resisted his attempt to hijack electoral materials but the All Progressives Congress, APC, claimed that he was attacked by thugs loyal to the PDP.

agent1 AgentAgbo Icha, an agent of the APC, in the ongoing Benue South Senatorial District re-run, claimed that he was attacked by suspected thugs.

He alleged that he was attacked after he resisted attempts by the thugs to hijack electoral materials at Idabi polling booth at Otukpi- Icho.

However, his claim was countered by the PDP who claimed that youths in the area prevented Emmanuel from disrupting the poll. According to tweets from the official handle of the PDP, Emmanuel attempted to run away with a ballot box at Idabi PU of Otukpo LGA.

“Youths in the area defended their votes and apprehended him. He has been handed over to the police,” the party tweeted.

The PDP added that it is not possible for APC’s agent to be attacked at the ward of the Deputy governor, Engineer Benson Abounu.

 


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