Attack On Ikenga Ugochinyere’s Home: We Hold  Imo State Govt Responsible—CUPP

Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has said the security need not to look farther to find the gunmen who stormed the country home of its Co-Spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere yesterday and set everything ablaze.

Addressing a world press conference on Sunday, Comrade Mark Adebayo said the events leading to the attack indicated that it was orchestrated by the Imo state government.

He said; “We are not mincing words in holding the Imo State government squarely accountable for the terrorist attacks against Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere in his Akwokwa country home resulting in destructive arson and murders.

“Pictorial and video evidences show the horrific extent of the damage and murderous escapades of those terrorist gangsters who not only burnt down his entire house, set almost 100 vehicles ablaze and, worst of all, killed his uncle and yet to be specified number of his supporters and innocent bystanders.

“About three weeks ago, Ikenga was openly threatened by one Chinasa who is one of the aides of the incumbent governor of Imo state, Mr. Hope Uzodinma. 

“True to his threats, yesterday’s carnage was unleashed on Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere whose only crimes are 1, speaking truth to power and exposing sophisticated rigging schemes of antidemocratic forces. 

“His other crime is his decision to exercise his constitutional right to contest for the House of Representatives for which he is eminently qualified. Those are the factors that infuriate the wielders of evil powers in Imo state especially as they have seen that they cannot match his popularity in the contest and his victory at the next election is already guaranteed.

“Their only desperate option, therefore, to stop him is by planning his assassination. We do not subscribe to the generalized and precipitate description of those who attempted to kill Ikenga as unknown gunmen. Far from it! These are known perpetrators. An African proverb says “the witch’s bird chirped yesterday, the baby died today; who doesn’t know that it was yesterday’s witch that killed the baby?”.

Ikenga was openly threatened by an appointee of a sitting governor just last month and yesterday, an attempt was made on his life with billions worth of property destroyed, his uncle and supporters killed in a most brazen manner without a single intervention from security agents untill they were done committing their atrocities.

“We state unequivocally that we are holding the government Imo state solely responsible for this heinous crime and demand the immediate arrest of the Mr. Chinasa whose threats against Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere is already in the public domain and the Police authorities are aware of this but did nothing on the threats until he succeeded in carrying out his dastardly threats. We have no immediate suspects anywhere except this character whose threat call to Ikenga which most, if not all of you here present, have listened to because it went viral.

“Just two weeks ago, I participated in a Press Conference organized by the Coalition for Peace and Good Governance here in Abuja where we called on the IGP to ensure the safety of Ikenga because of Chinasa’s threats to his life. This was done in order to forestall this type of incident. But, unfortunately, our outcry went unheeded. Ikenga’s call for protection by the authorities after those threats went unattended.”

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