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Two Injured As Violence Mars PDP Campaign Rally In Delta State

PDP
December 8, 2022

It was gathered that two supporters of the Isoko North PDP House of Assembly candidate, were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Two people are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital following violence which erupted at the ward-to-ward campaign rally of the Isoko North Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) at the Emevor ward 07, Emevor, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

SaharaReporters reliably gathered that trouble started on Thursday afternoon at Emevor ward 07 in Emevor during the Isoko North PDP ward to ward campaign rally, when some youths and women said to be loyal to two indigenes of the community, Nelson Ajakpovi, Executive Assistant on health to the state governor and Paul Owhe, commissioner representing Isoko ethnic nationality at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, (DESOPADEC), began to protest, shouting a slogan of "3/5" meaning, they would not vote for all the candidates of the party but only three candidates.

The five candidates of the party which the PDP members were charged to deliver at the 2023 general polls included, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, Speaker of the state House of Assembly and governorship candidate, Michael Diden (alias) Ejele, Delta South senatorial candidate, Jonathan Ukodhiko, Isoko federal House of Representatives candidate and Bernard Odion, House of Assembly candidate, Isoko North.

But according to the youths and women of Emevor ward 07, come 2023, they will vote only three out of the five candidates of the party while two candidates of the opposition party would be voted for against the PDP candidates.

It was gathered that, some youths loyal to the Isoko North PDP house of Assembly candidate, Benard Odion, got infuriated and a free-for-all fight broke out leaving leaders and members of PDP, candidates and supporters to scamper to safety.

SaharaReporters gathered that the violence disrupted the campaign rally before the situation was brought under control after a while.

It was gathered that two supporters of the Isoko North PDP House of Assembly candidate, were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment after sustaining injuries from the free for all fight.