Delta LG Poll: Ologbotsere of Warri’s sibling, Emami attacked

* What Okowa -led government just did was a PDP jamboree-Emerhor


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Delta LG Poll: Ologbotsere of Warri’s sibling, Emami attacked
Hon. Thomas Emami before the attack

Younger brother to the Ologbotsere of Warri, Chief Ayirimi Emami and stalwart of All Progressives Congress, APC stalwart who represented Akpakpa-Ajudiabo Ward in the immediate past Warri South-West Council legislative Arm, Hon. Thomas Emami was reportedly given the beating of his life at Ogbe-Ijoh by alleged PDP members during the Delta State Local Government election held Saturday January 6.

Our Correspondent reports that, Hon. Emami who is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed clinic, said “I was badly beaten up twice at Ogbe-Ijoh, headquarters of the Council for attempting to ensure that electoral materials were not tempered with and evenly distributed. It was the police that rescued me on both occasion at the jetty and the DSIEC office where the materials were to be distributed. They are all PDP members that did it (sic). Election did not hold there. Some community youths also assisted the police to rescue me. They pounded me with all manner of weapons, took my 2 GSM phones, tore my clothes into shred and took all the cash on me. They also linked my elder brother to be behind the recent Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh crisis as a major sponsor”.

Speaking in anguish with a sprained neck and swollen face, Hon. Emami appealed to the Federal Government to relocate the headquarters of Warri South-West Council to Ogidigben, saying that “was the original headquarters before the State Government relocated it to Ogbe-Ijoh”.

 He further called on the Presidency to ensure the presence of more security personnel in the area so as to ensure security of lives and properties, just as he quipped that he has already reported the alleged attack on him to the police.

Meanwhile, the State electoral umpire, DSIEC has declared that the ruling PDP in the State has swept 23 of the 25 Local Government Areas already, even as key APC Chieftains have maintained that there were no elections whatsoever across most of the council areas as PDP thugs allegedly roved everywhere, intimidating and purportedly threatening all APC known members.

Meanwhile, APC gubernatorial candidate in the 2015 general elections, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor has stated that “what the Okowa -led PDP government just did was a PDP jamboree. They did not provide the sensitive materials required for election and when the voters asked questions, they were brutalized and the DSIEC office burnt down to cover their criminal act that the action was perpetrated by the APC. There was no election in Delta State. No election in Ughelli South and North, Udu, Uvwie, Otujeremi etc.

But Senator James Manager representing Delta South in the National Assembly, Hon Pondi of the House of Representatives, Commissioner Safugha and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sherriff Obowowhori all of the PDP described the election as free, fair and very credible even as they commended security agents for ensuring a peaceful and successful local government polls in the State.


Emma Arubi
Warri Freelance Correspondent
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