The crisis rocking the, APC, in Enugu State worsened on Wednesday as thugs invaded the campaign office of its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, (Rtd.), wounding several persons.
Although the details of the attack are still sketchy as at the time of filling this report, Nigeriana.org gathered that the thugs were sponsored by other members of the party to vent their anger over some internal issues.
The APC, Enugu State chapter, was first hit by crisis shortly after its presidential campaign rally in Enugu, with some members accusing the Buhari’s campaign committee in the State of embezzling millions of naira.
The fracas that followed led to the wounding of several party members.
Nigeriana learnt that on Wednesday, some thugs stormed Buhari’s campaign office and started beating his supporters.
The Youth leader of the APC in the State, Mr. Iyke Oloko, who was reportedly beaten and taken away by the thugs, later circulated a text message, where he accused the party’s guber candidate, Barr. Okey Ezea of sponsoring the attack.
The text message, which he sent to the national chairman of the party read: “My Nat.Chairman Sir, greetings of d season. Pls my name is Prince Ike Oloto, State Youth leader & a state working member Enugu State.
I want to inform of d injustice & discrimination done to us by our state Chairman & Guber Candidate Barr Okey Ezea.
“Sir, our consistent demand to know d financial status of our Party APC & insisting that our State SWC & SEC are carried along in d State, some of us including my humble self is either suspended, excluded or side lined in Party Affairs.
My name was removed & replaced in BCO. Moreso, Barr Ezea Guber-Candidate has been bought & settled by PDP with 600million Naira. Right now, Barr Okey Ezea is sabotaging APC as Saboteur & PDP MOLE. All GMB funds & logistics to Enugu state has been dubiously channelled to his private account & not utilised. Mark my word Sir & Quote me.
Your true Servant
Prince Ike Oloto”.
The chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Barr. Ben Nwoye and the guber candidate, Barr. Okey Ezea are yet to react to the development.