C’River PDP youths seek justice for slain colleague


Youths from the Cross River North Senatorial District under the auspices of the Concerned Youths of Cross River North have called for justice for their slain colleague Charles Onwe who lost his life in the run up t the PDP primaries for the Northern Senatorial District.

Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade

The youths said they are dismayed that one month after the incident which led t the death of Charles, nothing has happened and the culprits seem to be getting away with the crime.

Ajegi Ikachi the secretary of the youths made the youths position known in Calabar on behalf of the youths also condemned the action of the party saying the PDP has been silent over the incident and called for prompt action by the party and all those concerned.

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Ikachi said: “We the PDP youths of the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River are dismayed nearly one month after the election that was characterized by unprecedented violence that left some party faithful maimed and traumatized, the party has not called those affected to a round table to calm frayed nerves.

A word of condolence has, up till now, not gone out to the family of Charles Onwe who was brutally murdered on the eve of the Primary Election of the Senate of the Northern Senatorial District. This is not in the character of our dear party”, he said.

He said besides this, the Ward Chairman of Wanihem Ward is receiving treatment at Mkar for gunshot wounds after being shot   at the venue of the election by the police. 

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They called on the police to expedite action on the investigation and prosecution of the culprits and also called on the leadership as well as stakeholders of the party to bring the party together ahead of the October 31 By Election.

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