The All Progressive Congress, APC primary election held on Thursday 4th October, 2018 at Darling Hotel Onueke ended in bloodbath as three persons were shot dead by the political thugs. 

During the cacophonic fracas, many people sustained various degrees of injuries, while total of six vehicles were equally set ablaze and two other vehicles damaged beyond repair by the same political thugs.

The election primaries which was disrupted as a result of the incident took place at Darling Hotel Onueke in Ezza south LGA Ebonyi central senatorial district near the popular Ezza Eke Imoha.

According to an APC  delegate to the primary elections who narrated the controversial story shortly after the incident took place on the condition of anonymity said that, the arena for the primary election at Onueke in Ezza south changed immediately Comrade Chinedu Oga, the formal Ebonyi state president of youth assembly also   the federal house of Representative constituency candidate of Ikwo Ezza south Ebonyi  central  who defected from PDP to the ruling party APC earlier 2018 and his entourage entered the venue, recalling that the All Progress Congress APC in Ebonyi state are accusing him and Senator Julius Ali Ucha the senatorial party flag bearer of working with the PDP in the state.  According to him, "People were set for the election to select the candidate of their choice to commence when Chinedu Oga came in with his entourage and suddenly began to share #25,000 to each group standing on queue, telling them whom to vote for in each of the categories and as he was doing that, people started dragging over the money, then fight broke out before we knew what was happening they began to shot sporadically, then people started running helter-skelter for their lives, I saw three persons that was short dead and many wounded, as they set vehicles on fire and I had to run for my dear life".

The primary elections were for the APC in Ebonyi Central senatorial district of Ebonyi state to select who will be the party flag bearers on the categories of the state and federal House of Representatives, also to choose the candidate to be the senatorial party flag bearer during the 2019 general elections in the expired contraption called Nigeria.

The three deceased bodies of the victims were deposited in the mortuary at Onueke general hospital by the Nigeria police, among the dead victims is a lady between the age of 35 and 37 and two other young men.

Information from the participants who spoke equally on the condition of anonymity revealed that, "the attack was planned by the inner enemies of our party planted by the ruling party PDP in Ebonyi state, to paint our image black not just in the state but across the nation", he further stated that even the men of the Nigeria police force who were present during the Hagahugu could not do anything to calm the situation as they were equally on the run alongside the bloody civilians and the party delegates.

One of the dead victims was identified as Late Aleke Ifeanyi from Amezekwe in Ezza south LGA Ebonyi state nevertheless, efforts made to reach other deceased family member of the incident proved abortive as at the time of this report because the information to pave way for it has not been obtained.

On the other hand, a hardcore IPOB member in Onueke, Mazi Chidi condemned the act saying "it is ridiculous at the same time a slap on the face of Ezza nation for such atrocity to happen in our land".

He went further to urge all well-meaning citizens of Ezza and the entire Ebonyians wherever they are to support IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the agitation for Biafra restoration and total freedom from the contraption known as Nigeria, saying that elections in Nigeria is 'do or die', and no efforts made to address it will ever be productive because Nigeria has expired from its creation date.

Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri
For: Ebonyi State Media

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