The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state, Senator Ayogu Eze, says the man who was killed in his residence was a party supporter and not an election observer.
Concise News reports that the media aide to Eze, Clinton Umeh, clarifies this in a statement made available. He says the reports of the killing of an election observer in the incident were false.
“No observer was killed in our principal’s house or anywhere near it. What is circulating in the social media is pure fake news, obviously fabricated by those who sent the team to the house of the governorship candidate.”
The death of a man, Osondu Ogoh was confirmed by the police in Enugu State too.
Witness say the victim was among those protesting the conduct of the gubernatorial election in the state. There was a request by the APC for the election to be postponed.
Earlier, the police had described the victim as a local observer before clarifying he was not.
Also, Eze’s media aide confirms the victim was a party supporter, not an observer.
Umeh alleges that Eze’s residence was stormed by two vehicles with Enugu State Government registration numbers, leading to a rowdy atmosphere which forced one of the police officers in the premises to shoot into the air to disperse the crowd.
This led to the accidental shooting of the victim who passed on while being conveyed to the hospital, he says.
He states that the police officer in question has been handed over to law enforcement agents who are currently handling the matter in accordance with their service rules.
The media aide says with his clarification, he hopes the authors of this “wilfully spurn tale by the moonlight” would see the need to leave Eze alone.