The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo has suspended its campaign following an attack on Mr Ikenga Ugochinyere’s home, the party’s House of Representatives candidate for Ideato North/South.
This was stated by Mr Ray Emeana, the party’s State Secretary, in Abuja on Tuesday.
He announced that the campaign would be suspended for one week, and that the party had also decided to stage a protest in response to the attack on the candidate’s hometown of Akokwa, Imo.
He alledged that on Jan. 14, motorcades conveying gunmen, arsonists stormed the residence of Ugochinyere where four persons were allegedly killed including his Uncle.
Ugochinyere is also the Spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP.
Emeana said that for the one week mourning, the party’s flags would fly at half mast, while enjoining all party faithful to wear black armbands.
He said protest against the killing would take place on Jan 18 at 10a.m, while calling on candidates to come with 10 leaders from each Local Government Area. (NAN)