THE Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Campaign Organisation, on Wednesday, alleged that thugs hired by a rival political party, beat up its advanced team at Uga town, in Anambra State.
Director, Media and Publicity of SDPIUCO, Kamen Ogbonna, raised the alarm in a statement sent to our correspondent in Abuja.
Ogbonna explained that the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, who is the candidate of the Young Progressives Party, sent the advanced team to prepare for the inauguration and handover of an ultra-modern hospital built by him in Uga.
The statement read in part, “Our young campaign volunteers including young girls were beaten up, with their clothes torn to shreds.
“Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s legislative Aide, Mr. Bernard Nwanya was also thoroughly manhandled.
“This ugly incident is yet another in a growing list of violence in the area.
“This brazen descent to lawlessness must be condemned by all Anambrarians and lovers of peaceful election.
“This is a serious red flag that must worry not only Anambrarians but all stakeholders.
“It is even more instructive that Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has maintained the most civilized and issue-based campaign since the start of the electioneering process in Anambra State and has stayed away from the mudslinging that the other candidates have been throwing at themselves.
“The shameful exchanges and display of dirty linen in public by the three so called main political parties during a live debate on Arise Television recently is still very fresh in the minds of our people.
“It is also noteworthy that the YPP candidate has been in the forefront of efforts towards a violence-free campaign while encouraging other candidates to tow the same line.
“The Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Campaign Organisation however wishes to state emphatically that this action will no longer be tolerated.
“We demand immediate investigation into this sad incident with a view to ensure that the culprits are speedily brought to justice.
“We also call for the arrest and prosecution of one “Mr. Evergreen” who is said to be the head of the Youth Taskforce in Uga and the arrow-head of the team which (allegedly) perpetrated this heinous act.”