Vanguard (Lagos)

18 August 2009

Nigeria: Thugs Attack PDP Decampee in Edo

For Pitching Camp With the Action Congress (ac) in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and ward one youth leader, Mr. Lukeman Balogun (alias Adole), was yesterday attacked by suspected thugs said to have come from Ugboshi-Ele at Okpe junction in Igarra.

Mr. Balogun, who decamped to the Action Congress last Friday at Ibillo campaign rally and was received by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said he had received several calls warning him to either return to the PDP or face the consequences of his action.

According to him, "several persons called me on phone to come to their house, but I refused. They sent people to my house, they convinced my parents who are also in AC with me now to no avail. Maybe they think the best option was to attack me.

I will not mention their names. But, I told them that I cannot go back to PDP because it will tarnish my image. The Governor received me into the party. It is historic and the best thing that can ever happen to any serious politician".

Now, they know my value. As a former Supervisory Councilor under Chief Johnson Emasealu who is presently the chairman of the Council, they refused to pay my outstanding, I have laboured and toiled for the party without compensation.

The only person that can talk to me is no more alive. I have decamped and that is all because, I have right to any political association", he lamented.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2009 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.