From Felix Ikem, Nsukka
Chief Walter Ozioko, Council Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, has vowed that all those involved in the attack during Nsukka People Democratic Party (PDP) monthly meeting last Saturday will surely be brought to justice.
Ozioko disclosed this to newsmen in Nsukka on Friday while reacting to the violent invasion of the party meeting by suspected paid thugs, warning that such barbaric acts should not be allowed to repeat itself.
He said that, Nsukka council condenmed in its entirety the unleashing of mayhem on party faithful by suspected political thugs that made party members to scamper for safety especially women got injured in the process.
‘It’s totally condemnable, seeing miscreants unleashed mayhem to Innocent party men and women.
‘What happened last Saturday at Nsukka PDP is very unfamiliar and strange with our culture and way of life in Nsukka.
‘Such unfriendly behaviour is most uncharitable given the fact it is from politicians who have immensely benefited from PDP,’ he said.
Stressing further the council boss said that, if he was not at the event, he would have found it difficult to believe what his eyes saw that Saturday at PDP Nsukka party office.
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‘If I was not in that event, it will have been very difficult for me to believe that some of our youths are still this backward to participate in such act of hooliganism and political thuggery.
‘This barberic action is unacceptable to some of us, that want things to be done in a right way as well as respecting the fundamental human rights of others,’ he said.
Ozioko however, urged the general public to remain calm as efforts were on top gear to fish out and being to justice those that carried out the Saturday henious act during PDP meeting.
‘The general public should remain calm, peaceful as there are positive efforts towards bringing the perpetrators to justice.
‘To ensure that this fiendish and monstrous attitude did not happen again in Nsukka land,” he said.
The chairman of the council directed all those who sustained injuries during the unfortunate incident to come the office of his Special Assistant (SPA) on Political Matters, Mr Chikadibia Agbo for assistance.
‘All who sustained injury during that unfortunate incident should come to me through the my SPA Political for proper action and assistance by Nsukka LG,’ he said.
Bauchi mayhem: Six houses, seven shops burnt over alleged blasphemy
By Ahmed Kaigama
The Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday said six houses and seven shops were burnt by irate youths who went on rampage over alleged blasphemous messages.
Irate youths had rioted at Katanga Community of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday over alleged blasphemy.
The command has ordered an investigation into the crisis that erupted at Katanga Community of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Police spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, stated in Bauchi on Saturday that some irate youths set six houses and seven shops ablaze in the community on Friday.
He added that some community members also sustained injuries in the assault.
He explained that the assault was a reaction to an alleged blasphemous message posted on the social media by a 40-year-old female employee of the local government council.
“The police deployed troops to the community and they have brought the situation under control,’’ Wakil stated.
He added that the Commissioner of Police in Bauchi State, Mr Umar Sanda had ordered a thorough investigation into the crisis.
Wakil stated also that Sanda appealed to the general public to be calm and to go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation.
He reiterated the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance over the activities of their wards, particularly youths.
Sanda also urged religious leaders and community leaders and elders generally to always speak to youths to desist from truncating the peace in their communities.
Reno Omokri: Tinubu is more competent than Osinbajo
Former presidential aide and critic, Reno Omokri has declared that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is more competent than Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Tinubu and Osinbajo are presidential aspirants under the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidency and will slug it out at the primary at the end of May.
He said in terms of what he achieved in Lagos, Tinubu was far more competent than Osinbajo.
Omokri said he did not like Tinubu and that he fully expected that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chose the right candidate, they would defeat Tinubu.
He said to put the record side by side, Tinubu’s record far outweighed that of Osinbajo.
Omokri tweeted: “In terms of what he achieved in Lagos, Tinubu is by far more competent than Osinbajo. I do not like Tinubu.
“And I fully expect that if the PDP chooses the right candidate, they will defeat him. But put his record side by side Osinbajo’s record, and Tinubu is better!”