Report reaching Ebonyi Daily News says that a campaign car belonging to the All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate running for Nkanu East State Constituency in Enugu State was set ablaze yesterday by angry youths.
This is coming weeks after the Indigenous people of Biafra renewed its call to boycott 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, the candidate, Honourable Benjamin Nvute who spoke with Ebonyi Daily News correspondents in Enugu said the car which is a fully branded APC campaign car bore advertorial of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Ayogu Eze, Prince Lawrence Ezeh and himself and had been a major campaign vehicle in Nkanu East LGA of the state before the incident.
Nvute narrated how he had left the said car at a mechanic workshop around New Heaven Junction, with official documents and campaign materials inside, only for him to come to the place to discover that everything had been burnt to ashes.
“I bought my campaign vehicle for repair over the weekend and called the mechanic on 27/12/2018 at about 7am to find when he will be at the workshop only to be told that he was called at night that my campaign vehicle is on fire and all effort by fire service proved abortive. In the same workshop, a Lexus 350 with gearbox problem, no two front tyres but on support was packed with other vehicles yet the Buhari support car was singled out and set ablaze”.
The incident is one of many in Enugu, where campaign billboards of APC candidates have been torn severally by unknown people. Political commentators are worried about the development, which might make the usually peaceful city of Enugu into a volatile one as campaigns unfold in the state.