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Imo PDP declares one week mourning over attack at CUPP spokesperson’s country home

by OkeomaNews

The Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State on Tuesday declared a one week  suspension of campaigns to mourn the four persons killed at the country home of the spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties, Ugochinyere Imo.

In separate internal memos, issued by the party’s state secretary Ray Emeana, and titled, ”Suspension of Campaigns for One Week and Visit to Security Agencies, the party resolved to stage a protest at the police station and office of the Director, State Security.

Emeana explained that for the one week mourning the party’s flags shall fly at half mast ans all party faithfuls are enjoined to wear black arm bands. 

For the protest which will take place on Wednesday 18 January, 2023, at ten am, he said the candidates are mandated to come with ten leaders from each Local Government Area.

The memos dated 16th January and addressed to all party candidates, members and campaign council chairmen, read in parts, “Recall the resolution the SWC and Candidates of the Party to with: To walk from the State Secretariat of the Party to the offices of the State Commissioner of Police and the Director, State Security to submit letters of protest. Note that all SWC members, all Candidates, all LGA Chairmen and Ten  Leaders from each LGA will proceed to the above offices as follows. Attendance by all SWC Members, LGA Party Chairmen, Candidates and selected Leaders are MANDATORY and on time.

The other memo reads, “Suspension of Campaigns for One Week. In view of the attack on the Candidate of the Party in Ideato North/Ideato South Federal Constituency and the gruesome murder of three members of the Party, the Party hereby declares one week of mourning and suspends all Campaigns for one week. During the week, all Party’s Flags shall fly at half mast, all Party faithfuls are enjoined to wear black arm bands. The Party during the period will protest in the strongest possible ways to all Security Agencies in the State. All Party faithfuls are further directed to maintain peace.”

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