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Labour Party demands release of senatorial candidate

The Labour Party has demanded the immediate release of Mr Linus Okorie, its Senatorial Candidate for Ebonyi South, Ebonyi State.

A statement by the National Chairman of the Labour Party Julius Abure, said the frequent attacks and kidnappings of innocent Nigerians, particularly the political class, could have a major consequences in the coming general election.

According to the statement, Mr Okorie, was allegedly picked up on his way to his house, in Ebonyi state on the 16th of October by personnel of the South East Vigilante outfit, known as ‘Ebubeagu’

The party also called on Inspector General of Police and other agencies responsible for the protection of life and property to rise to the occasion and ensure the release of the Labour Party Senatorial Candidate in Ebonyi State

Meanwhile, a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mr Chris Anyanwu, says that the Operatives of the Command swung into action following the report of Okorie’s abduction and traced the two time House of Representatives to the Head Office of Ebubeagu Security Outfit at Old Government House Abakaliki.

The statement further clarifies that Chief Okorie, was arrested by Ebubeagu for provoking violence that engulfed his Onitcha Local government area some time ago, resulting in the killing of seven persons by separatist group.

It also alleged that Chief Okorie, had severally refused to honour police invitation for spreading fake news against Governor David Umahi, over financial impropriety.

According to the statement, Chief Okorie, also has a pending case over alleged drug related offences in his bar in Abakaliki.

Writing byTanimu Salihu; Editing Chinasa Ossai & Julian Osamoto