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Community Election: Ibori’s Daughter Escapes Lynching, 2 Shot, 13 Cars Destroyed As Oghara Youths Clash



Hon. Erhiatake Ibori

At least 13 cars were destroyed on Sunday, and 2 persons reportedly shot, with Hon Erhiatake Ibori (Ibori”s daughter), member representing Ethiope West Local Government area in the Delta State House of Assembly escaped lynching after 2 factions clashed over elections in the community.

The battle for supremacy which a source told journalists was said to have claimed a life weeks back, was as a result of rising tension in the community after factions declared interest in contesting for excos for the youth wing of the community leadership.

The source said trouble started this morning after a faction got wind that the other group was planning to hold election somewhere in the community.

Adding that some of the youths in the community were said to have approached Hon Erhiatake Ibori to invite the two groups for a peace talk.

However on getting to the meeting place, the other faction allegedly attacked Erhiatake, while the former governor’s daughter fled for her life, the youths were said to have gone on rampage destroying cars, and 2 persons were shot in the process while other youths sustained various injuries.

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“As I speak to you we are at the police station with Hon Eriatake and tension is currently high, some of the youths are on the run,” the source said.

Meanwhile, another source told journalists that the clash was as a result of imposing the current chairman, whose tenure has elapsed on the people of Ogharefe.

The said source simply identified himself as Friday said that the position of chairman was a tenure of three years, adding that the present chairman’s tenure has elapsed and they are trying to give him another term.

“We will not accept that; we will fight for our right,” he said.

When quizzed further on who was trying to do the imposition, he said: “ask them, those that think Oghara belongs to them.”


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