A Youth leader of the All Progressives Congress was on Saturday clubbed to death and his body set ablaze by thugs of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Youth leader, Igie Osayande, met his untimely death when thugs led by one Osamede Edorodion, invaded Ward 9, Units 9, 10 and 11 in Obagienevbosa Community, off Sapele Road, in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area.
According to the APC Agent in Ward Unit 11, Mr Sunny Osagiede, trouble started when the said Osamede Edorodion, who according to him, is not from the community stormed the area with thugs demanding to be accredited long after accreditation had closed and voting had commenced.
According to Osagiede, “Edoordion’s efforts to get accreditation were rebuffed by the Presiding Officer who told him that voting had already commenced. He was then prevailed upon by the policeman on duty at the unit to leave the area.”
Osagiede said the trouble escalated when the said Edorodion received a call later from the PDP and SDP agents in the ward that the PDP was losing. “He returned to the ward aftyer the calls with his boys and scattered the ballot boxes and tore the ballot papers into shreds.
“In an attempt to resist them, the APC youth leade, Igie Osagiede, was attacked by the thugs and clubbed to death. His body was also set ablaze. My Mercedes Benz 190 was damaged and the Youth leader’s Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic was set ablaze.”
He said the body of the deceased youth leader has been deposited at a morgue.