Umahi orders arrest of APC chairman, Reps candidate over Ebonyi violence

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GOVERNOR David Umahi has ordered the arrest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in the state, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, and a party chieftain, Chief Eni Chima over violence in the Ekoli-Edda community, Afikpo South local government area of the state.

A clash between supporters of Okoro-Emegha and Chima, the APC House of Representatives candidate in Afikpo North/South Federal Constituency, led to the death of three persons and the destruction of property worth millions of naira, including the former’s house on Monday.

The Special Assistant on Media and Strategy to the governor, Chooks Okom confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday.

Umahi, according to the statement, gave the directive, when he visited the area to assess the level of damages.

He directed the state commissioner of police to arrest all those connected with the carnage and ensure they face justice.

The governor also suspended all social gatherings in Edda until normalcy returns to the area.

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