Peter Nweke the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has given up the ghost.
Nweke died after sustaining injuries from an attack by hoodlums suspected to be political thugs of opposition during the Gubernatorial and Assembly elections on Saturday.
Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the Police spokesperson in Ebonyi, confirmed the death of Nweke on Sunday.
According to Onovwakpoyeya, Nweke was beaten up and rushed to the hospital unconscious where he was later pronounced dead by a doctor.
She further disclosed that the Police has launched an investigation into incidents leading up to the party Chieftain’s death, with a view to arresting and prosecuting those responsible.
Confirming the death, Samson Nweke, a human rights activist and younger brother to Peter, said he was beaten to a coma by thugs.
He said the thugs wielding AK-47 rifles invaded his polling unit booth 10, Ogboji ward, Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State and surrounded his brother.
He said an unnamed political party in the state was responsible for his late brother’s death, stating he had an intelligence report before the incident that led to his death.