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LG Chairmanship Aspirant Shot Dead (photos)

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Ejike Ugwueze, an aspirant for the position of local government Chairman in Enugu State has been shot dead.

The victim was killed while driving along Neke Odenigbo, a community in Enugu East Local Government Area, in on Friday night.

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Ugwueze was an aspirant for the position of chairperson of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area the council in the election billed to take place in October.

The attackers were said to have blocked the politician’s vehicle and shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.


A video clip, apparently recorded shortly after the incident, has been circulating on various WhatsApp groups.
In the clip, Mr Ugwueze was seen lying lifeless in his Lexus SUV, which has bullet holes on it.
The clip equally showed the vehicles’ doors were left open.

Residents said policemen visited the scene and locked the vehicle.
One of the residents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the family believed what the killing was a politically-motivated.
“He is among the major contestants for the Isi-Uzo Local Government election,” the resident said.
The deceased, it was further gathered was a brother to late Chijioke Ukwueze, who died in June 2020 while serving as a member of the State Assembly.
The late lawmaker’s wife, Amaka Ugwueze, would later be elected to replace her husband in the House.
When contacted on Saturday afternoon, the police spokesperson in Enugu State, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident.
According to him, the police were investigating the attack

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