The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi state, Senator Julius Ucha has condemned in strong terms the political killings that characterized the just concluded general elections in the state.
Senator Ucha who made this statement in Abakaliki yesterday noted that Ebonyi state never witnessed the rate of violence and killings recorded in the recent elections.
The governorship flag bearer who stated that more than 13 persons lost their lives in the exercise in Ezza North and Ishielu LGAs stressed the need for prayer to restore peace in Ebonyi state.
He accused the military of killing two people in Umuezeokah adding that there were other reported killings in Ebiaji, four persons in Nkomoro community making the total of 13 dead cases in Ezza North and Ishielu local government areas.
Ucha who stated that no position of authority was worth human blood noted that no reason whatsoever should one kill because of election.
“My appeal is that Ebonyi state should remain in peace because nothing will be achieved when there is crisis.”
The state APC chairman, Mr. Joseph Nwaobashi lent credence to Senator Ucha’s claim on the killing of some party supporters by suspected military operatives.
Nwaobashi alleged that the two victims Chigozie Aloh and Sunday Nwoga from Umuezeoka were killed by suspected military men.
Senator Ucha who came third in the just concluded governorship election was behind the PDP’s Dave Umahi who won and his runner-up, the LP candidate, Dr. Edward Nkwegu.

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