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Tension Escalates as Ex-Lawmaker Caught on Video Slapping PDP Youth in Delta

A dramatic altercation unfolded at the residence of Austine Chikezie, former House of Assembly member for Aniocha South State Constituency in Delta State, as captured in a trending video that has sparked outrage across social media platforms.

The incident, which occurred on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Chikezie’s Ejeme residence in Aniocha south local government area, showcased a confrontation between Chikezie and a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholder identified as Mr. Abaja.

In the viral footage, Chikezie, known for advocating “equity” in the local government area, was seen assaulting the PDP stakeholder amidst tensions surrounding the party’s primary election to select a councilorship candidate for Ejeme Ward 8.

The video depicts Chikezie demanding the departure of the PDP youth from his compound before delivering a slap, an action that incited outrage among onlookers. Despite attempts by others to prevent retaliation, the altercation escalated, with Chikezie appearing prepared for physical confrontation before ultimately stepping back.

The underlying cause of the altercation stemmed from disagreements over the imposition of a candidate on the ward, a move opposed by party stakeholders, including the assaulted PDP member and other irate youths present.

Social media users swiftly condemned Chikezie’s actions, expressing disappointment and questioning his suitability for leadership roles. The video, lasting 3 minutes and 56 seconds, circulated widely, depicting Chikezie clad in a brown short-sleeved shirt and ash pair of jeans trousers during the altercation.

As tensions remain high following the emergence of the video, the incident underscores deeper rifts within the local political landscape and raises questions about the conduct of public officials in the electoral process.

Watch the video:

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
Multimedia Expert, Journalist, and Singer.


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