Controversy has surrounded the kidnap of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Kenneth Emeakayi.
Emeakayi was reportedly kidnapped on Monday, December 2, by unknown gunmen around 7 or 8 pm when the assailants intercepted his car at Anyafulujiji Junction, in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.
Tony Nwoye, PDP’s candidate of in the November 16 Anambra gubernatorial election, told Premium Times, that he was still gathering details to confirm the kidnap.
“I was communicated on the same issue (kidnap) two days ago, I have been told that my state chairman was kidnapped. I spoke to his cousin who is also his lawyer, and he told me the same thing. I’m trying to get in touch, I’ve also called the police,” Nwoye said.
However, the Anambra State Police Command, said no one had reported the PDP Anambra chairman’s kidnap to them.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Emeka Chukwuemeka, said the command only heard about Emeakayi’s kidnap from the news.
“It’s in the paper everywhere today, read it up. Do you need any other confirmation? The update is that I’ve heard it like you heard it. The matter has not been officially reported to the police,” Chukwuemeka said on Tuesday morning.
To recall, on Saturday, Emeakayi complained about the low turn out of voters during the supplementary poll. He also said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should not have allowed the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Willie Obiano, to participate in the election because of his alleged multiple registration.
Source: Premium Times