Previous Nationwide Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) Bar Venatius A. Ikem narrowly escaped staying overwhelmed to dying in Calabar, Cross River Condition capital.
Bar Ikem, an aspirant for Chairmanship placement for the Bash in the Condition went to the Transcorp Lodge in Calabar to look at the final result of the screening carried out by the bash on Monday.
Addressing a push conference on Wednesday, Bar Ikem claimed that immediately after waiting for too lengthy and the result of their screening physical exercise executed on Monday was not released, he went to Transcorp Resort to see the Committee.
“To my surprise, I satisfied my opponent, Alphonsus Eba with the committee, the Main of Personnel to the Governor, Mr Martin Orim and Amani Orong, also appointee of the Governor in the room with members of the committee.
“I recognised Barrister Hassam, the Chairman of the committee and all customers were present. I also notice that a number of copies of unsigned certificates were on the coffee table in the room. I requested a standard problem, if we have been going to be situation our clearance because we were having apprehensive due to the fact there had been rumoured that the person who had been not sponsored by the Governor would be disqualified.
“One of the associates of the committee, the only woman commenced stating that I really should go away the space for them to do their operate. I protested that, I will not depart when my opponent, Mr Alphonsus Eba was in the place with them and other individuals like the Main of Employees to the Governor and Amina Arong, still in the home.
“At a level, quarrel ensued among Mr Eba with loud shouting. He out of the blue opened the door and beckoned on a young bearded guy into the room which I can recognize and the male came and started off slapping me even though Mr Eba held me, and they dragged me out to the Lodge foyer where by many young males had been gathered and some of them rushed to sign up for Mr Alphosus as he slapped me regularly, beating, and dragging me until they threw me out of the Resort.
“I can recall looking at just one of the Supervisors of the Hotel, Mr Patrick Izama looking at helplessly when this was going on at the open up lobby of the Lodge and various team. I did not sustain any harm, but I am emotion deep pains in my chest. I have not completed any healthcare examine simply because I ran from there to report the make a difference to the Law enforcement.
“I have sturdy purpose to feel that they were angry simply because I stormed when they had been making an attempt to manipulate the outcome and consequence of the screening of aspirants for the party’s congress,” he said.
Responding to the allegations designed by Bar Ikem, the Specific Adviser to the Governor Ben Ayade on Presidency and Nationwide Assembly Make a difference, Amina Arong said in a assertion produced readily available to Every day Post that Bar Ikem busted into the area wherever the electoral committee was executing their responsibility.
She claimed, “Yesterday, the 24th day of March, I was in Transcorp accommodations home 507 although the ELECTORAL committee associates ended up in room 508 but with a doorway linking the suite. I was waiting for them to comprehensive their report, so we could commence to the airport. I was in home 507 with the chief of Personnel to the Governor who was acquiring a connect with.
“Suddenly, we heard a person shouting at the committee associates in home 508. I didn’t know who it was until eventually instantly, Barr Venatius Ikem busted out of home 508 into space 507 the place I was seated and arrived straight to me and was shouting at me” Amina you are below, are you a committee member? He then slapped me, my phone fell,
“He grabbed me by the neck and was strangulating me. I was gasping for air and obtaining unconscious so other members of the committee rushed in to rescue me, and he started to fight them. A person of the committee associates had a dislocated finger when the other had a slash on his hand. It took the intervention of Mr John chukwudi to get Bar Venatius hands off me. Just then, Bar Alphonsus was notified, and he rushed in to rescue me and Bar Venatius pounced on him’’ She mentioned.