The Ebonyi Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday, paid a condolence visit to the home of one of its chieftains, who was shot dead by some gunmen during February 25, 2023, elections in the state.
The victim, Mr. Ozoemena Nkwuda, who was said to be the cousin of the Director-General of the Ebonyi PDP Governorship Campaign Council, Chief Austin Edeze, until his death, had a wife and three children.
Nkwuda, 42, was murdered by suspected political thugs in Ndiogbu-Ndieze, Inyimagu, in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The PDP governorship candidate in the state, Dr. Ifeanyi Odii, who was represented by his running mate, Senator Igwe Nwagu, described the deceased as a man of peace.
“We came here to pay our late member the respect he deserves and to sympathise with the family he left behind.
“It’s a pity that a young man of his age would just die and leave his family with three kids. We are worried because he is a brother, an Ebonyi man, a party member, and a good fellow.
“I urge the family to take heart, and may the Almighty God give them the ability, capacity, strength, and grace to withstand this loss,” Odii added.
The senator representing Ebonyi North District, Dr. Sam Egwu, also urged the family to take heart and prayed for God to accept the soul of the deceased.