Monday, 17 October 2016

Conduct LG Election Now, PPA Urges Gov. Obiano

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The Chairman of Progressive Peoples’ Alliance (PPA)  in Anambra Chief Mathias Emeke  has called for the conduct of local Government Election in the  state to make room for democratically elected representatives at the grassroots

 Emeke made the call  on Saturday when he led a delegation of the party chieftain to the burial of late Mr Chigozie  Okafor who was allegedly  killed during the communal clash between Ukpo and Abagana communities of Njikoka and Dunukofia Local Government Areas of the state.

 The deceased was a member of PPA and was killed  at his home town Akpu village Ukpo  during the communal crisis that erupted between Abagana and Ukpo in August 2016.

According to the PPA Chairman  having a democratically elected representatives would help in resolving some differences among various communities  rather than relying on court rulings for dispute resolutions.

Before his death late mr Okafor was said to be a member of the vigilante group in the area and happily married to Mrs Onyinyechukwu two years ago.

 Emeke said that the deceased was chairman of the party in the area and a peaceful progressive young man who had the desire to make a mark in politics while condoling with the family and the entire people of Ukpo community .

He  said there was need for local government election in Anambra state as it was a panacea to solving so many problems in the rural areas.
The PPA chairman said  it was time for community leaders to come together and resolve their differences without the interference of government institution that  are often not aware of the real situation on ground.

In an interview the leader of the PPA in the state Mr Godwin Ezeemo  sympathized with the widow and parents of the deceased over the irreparable loss and pray God to console them.

Ezeemo however called on  Anambra state government to urgently swing into action through its boundary committee to settling all land disputes among communities in order to avoid preventable death occasioned by communal clashes .

The party leader also cautioned youths to avoid being used by anyone or group of persons  for any selfish and unnecessary engagements that would bring permanent sorrow to their loved ones.
The young wife of the deceased Mrs Onyinyechukwu Okafor said she will never stop missing her husband whom she described as a hardworking man.
The father of the deceased , Chief Joseph Okafor said late Chigozie   was his first child  and bread winner of the family of five and appealed to government to come to their aid by resolving the communal dispute and compensate the family.

One of the relatives and a former member of the Anambra state House of Assembly Mr John Olibe thanked PPA chieftains for identifying with their member even in death and called for the rule of law to take its cause on the matter that led to the death of the vibrant young man.
The Chairman of Akpu youth in Ukpo Mr Chijioke Ozumba who led other youth to the burial ceremony said the deceased was one of their executives and peace loving youth who derived joy in assisting  others.

Mr  Chukwuma Okafor  younger brother of late Chigozie pleaded with the state government to bring to justice those that initiated the communal clash as a way to forestall future communal clash in the area

The late  Chigozie Okafor who died on Thursday August 18 2016 was thirty-two years of age .

 reports that there was a communal clash between Ukpo and Abagana communities in August 2016 which witnessed destruction of properties and loss of live which the police command  said that they are investigating the cause of the clash and promised to bring to book any person or group of persons involved in the unrest.



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