PROTESTS and wild allegations of violence, intimidation of voters and ballot stuffing have continued to trail last Tuesday’s House of Assembly elections in Delta State.
The latest of such protests was at Ibusa in Oshimili North Council of the state as prominent socialite, Chief Fred Ajudua led a 1,000-man march on Ibusa and neighbouring Asaba, the state capital.
The crowd, which included Mrs. Pat Ajudua, wife of the socialite and the incumbent member of the House of Assembly representing Oshimili North Constituency on the platform of the opposition Accord Party, was angered by allegations of rigging and violence during the elections.
Speaking with reporters at her palatial residence in Ibusa, Mrs. Ajudua alleged that Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, the state Chairman of the People’s Democratic (PDP) and the party’s candidate for the election, Mr. Patrick Mozea led a pack of thugs who terrorized the whole town.
According to her, Nwaoboshi and Mozea, both indigenes of the town, personally supervised the assault on several polling units in Ward Five and ordered her shooting.