#APCthugsAttackUnyimeEkwere… Publisher of Midweek Global Concord Mr. Unyime Ekwere who hails from Etinan Local Government Area is in coma and the battle to rescue him is gaining momentum as you are reading this.
The journalist who recently won the APC nomination for the position of Etinan State constituency was waylaid by thugs allegedly sponsored by a certain Ofonime Okpok who contested against him during the last APC House of Assembly nomination.
A friend who hinted reporters few minutes ago said, Ekwere received a call from a representative of the party directing him to go to Cordial Suite Hotel and fill the INEC form as the candidate of the party for the forthcoming election.
According to our source, when Unyime arrived the gate, thugs allegedly working for Ofonime Okpok descended on Ekwere and threatened to deal with him if he enters the Hotel. Thugs are said to have insisted that Ekwere cannot be the candidate of the APC.
When the pandemonium got to an unbearable point, the state APC Chairman Ini Okopido is said to have stepped in and addressed the matter. Despite Okopido’s intervention, Okpok’s men are said to have been undeterred and went physical on Ekwere.
This attack forced a call off of the exercise by the APC. But as Ekwere was leaving the entrance of the Hotel, the thugs said to have numbered over twelve accosted the Global Concord man and summarily dealt a big one on him forcing the Etinan born journalist to cry out and begged for his life. He is said to have received thorough beatings that made him struggle for life. He is also said to have fallen twice while trying to escape from his attackers.
At the moment, his whereabouts his unknown. When yours truly sought to speak with him, he could barely muster a faint voice and thereafter his phone went dead.
Efforts to get him speak again was unsuccessful………
-By Nsibiet John