Mr. Obot Essien a chairman of People’s Democratic Party chapter was seriously attacked at a function in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Youths who are a member of the party descended on him heavily when the chairman mentioned that the House of Assembly seat was zoned to North-Central.
The youths threw stones and broken bottles to disrupt the whole function and attacked everyone around the chairman.
The chairman was left in the pool of his own blood and sustained injuries on his face and head.
The State PDP chairman has released a statement about this, and he has this to say
The State Chairman of the party, Obong Paul Ekpo has expressed great displeasure over the assault on the chapter chairman of Uruan Mr. Obot Essien, which we are reliably informed happened at a birthday party last night.
While we are still awaiting a full briefing as to the immediate and remote causes of that uncivilized action, we warn all party officials, aspirants, and their supporters to conduct all activities with decorum, conscious of the fact that their actions and or inactions can negatively affect the image of the party.
Henceforth, any act(s) of violence by aspirants or their supporters will receive heavy punitive measures.
Comrade Ini Ememobong
State Publicity Secretary
People’s Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State.